Will Mantashe face the music?

JOHANNESBURG - Does the ANC's Integrity Commission have the courage to hold Gwede Mantashe accountable for his lies?

South Africans will soon find out as the Commission prepares for its meeting, possibly this weekend.

Mantashe has admitted he lied when he said he bribed Sunday World journalists over a story that revealed his involvement in a sex scandal. 

READ: Mantashe free to go to court: Sunday World editor

The ANC Constitution allows party officials or the National Executive Committee to refer unethical or immoral conduct, which brings the party into disrepute, to the Integrity Commission.

The Commission's Chairperson, party veteran George Mashamba, told eNCA he'll only know if there's a complaint against the Mineral Resources Minister during a meeting planned for either this weekend or next. 

While Mantashe has agreed to subject himself to Sanef's Inquiry into Media Ethics & Credibility, he has said he's accountable only to the President.

READ: Mantashe denies bribery allegations

But the President isn't taking any action against the Minister, at least for now.

"Let's wait for the outcome of that before we make any further judgment on it," said Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko.

"The minister has committed himself to clarify the allegations and I think we should wait for him to do that." 

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eNCA