CASAC calls for Diko suspension over PPE tender

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa and spokesperson Khusela Diko.

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa and spokesperson Khusela Diko.


JOHANNESBURG - Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko should be suspended until her name has been cleared.

Diko is denying any involvement in alleged corruption after her husband's company was given a multi-million rand government tender to supply PPE.

CASAC’s Lawson Naidoo believes it’s only fair for Diko to be suspended while there is an investigation into the R125-million tender.

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"Diko has responded to the allegations published last Sunday," said Naidoo.

"She’s given an explanation and I think that she needs to provide a bit more detail about that explanation.

"There are some inconsistencies in the reports that have emerged and there needs to be clarification of this."

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Naidoo said it is necessary for Diko to be suspended.

"That would be the proper thing to do," he said.

"This is a matter that's not going to go away and it's up to Diko and the president to clarify it as soon as possible."