Diko family threatens legal action

File: Thandisizwe Diko asserted his innocence in a R125-million deal between a company he owns and the Gauteng Provincial Health Department. 

File: Chief Thandisizwe Diko II (YouTube/Screenshot/eNCA)


JOHANNESBURG - The Diko family is demanding an apology from Independent Newspapers.

This follows a report in the Sunday Independent claiming that Thandisizwe Diko's company, Royal Bhaca Projects, benefitted from a Gauteng PPE tender.

The report said the company had already received a payment of R80-million from the Health Department.

Presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko, has taken a leave of absence to allow for a probe into the alleged tender irregularities.

READ: SIU hasn't yet questioned Khusela Diko

Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku is also on a month's leave due to the allegations.

The family has given the newspaper 24 hours to issue a retraction, or face legal action.

Meanwhile, Thandisizwe Diko, is also facing a separate challenge for using the title 'King'.

King Ncapayi's grandchildren say a new king has not been selected after the passing of their grandfather.



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