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Enoch Gondongwana quits as MP - report

2012-02-09 11:16

Johannesburg - Former deputy economic development minister Enoch Gondongwana has stepped down as a Member of Parliament, according to a report on Thursday.

Gondongwana was facing a misconduct probe by the ethics committee for allegedly not properly declaring his business and financial interests.

The registrar of Parliament's joint ethics committee, Fazella Mahommed, told MPs on Wednesday that Gondongwana had informed the legislature of his decision to step down, reported the Sowetan newspaper.

"So that particular matter is now out of the hands of the committee," said Mahommed.

Gondongwana and his wife are embroiled in an inquiry into the disappearance of about R100m of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union's pension fund.

He resigned as deputy minister last month.

Comments
  • Roland - 2012-02-09 11:29

    He's quitting after R100 million from the workers pension fund went missing....hmmm

      tbooze - 2012-02-09 11:40

      Same Godongwane who was found guilty of corruption in EC provincial Treasury nd resign , I wonder which post he's gonna get this time around

      Bokfan - 2012-02-09 12:05

      As winter approaches the thousands of pensioners and their dependants will take great comfort in knowing how their funds are being used to keep Mr and Mrs Godongwana in suitable luxury for the rest of their lives. May the Godongwanas choke on their caviar and expire impaled on golden forks.

  • procold2 - 2012-02-09 11:29

    now investigate, charge,convict and throw their corrupt ar@es in jail.

      Godfrey - 2012-02-09 12:33

      Precisely. But the chances are this comrade will walk away with his ill-gotten gains.

  • Larry - 2012-02-09 11:31

    I wish a few of his associates would follow him, or at least have the Hawks on their tail.

  • Lehlohonolo - 2012-02-09 11:42

    hope this will set a good precedent,Nkabinde and the likes must also quit

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-09 11:43

    A thief from the African National Corruptors!

  • djmain1 - 2012-02-09 11:50

    A corrupt cANCer official - now that is novel! Phansi cANCer, phansi!!

  • Scouter - 2012-02-09 12:21

    How can R100 million just go 'missing' from a pension fund? - actually, don't answer that. Quite a feat, nonetheless - even by ANC standards.

  • Linda - 2012-02-09 12:22

    As usual, any public official investigated for dishonesty just resigns - and that is the end of it. If the Government ethics committe was REALLY interested in stamping out corruption and holding people accountable they would lay a criminal case against Godongwane and hand over all the evidence they had collected so far to the police. But we all know thats not going to happen....

      Ze Don - 2012-02-09 12:30

      I second this motion!

  • Dennis - 2012-02-09 12:25

    Good example for all of us proving that you can steal as long as you resign when the net closes in on you !!

  • phangolicious - 2012-02-09 12:59

    Our country is slowly moving in the right direction ....... now "Lets Arrest Him"

  • nthabiseng.priklopil - 2012-02-09 13:05

    Dearest President Zuma, please during your state of the nation address , please clarify how our tax will be refunded by the criminal Godongwana and the rest which are still serving in your cabinet.

  • RobertKeeling - 2012-02-09 13:08

    Good riddance. He ruined the Eastern Cape while he was there and had to resign there, and now he's trying to ruin national government. In the meantime the fat cat and his wifey are doing very nicely looking after pension monies! Can't these people do ANYTHING honestly?

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-02-10 05:42

    Another Anc thief. He should be jailed.

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