MP denies not declaring interests

2011-10-05 19:45
Cape Town - Deputy Economic Development Minister Enoch Godongwana has denied failing to disclose his business interests to Parliament.

His spokesperson, Mandi Mantlana, said on Wednesday as far as he was aware the deputy minister had disclosed all his interests.

Some would be contained in the confidential section of Parliament's register of members' interests, he said.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Kobus Marais earlier said it appeared Godongwana had breached the executive ethics code by "not disclosing his interests in the reportedly fraudulent company, Canyon Springs Investments".

Mantlana said it was possible Marais was unaware what Godongwana had in fact disclosed in the confidential section.

Marais said in a statement he intended asking the public protector to investigate the matter.

According to media reports, the company in which Godongwana has shares is being liquidated.

Canyon Springs Investments allegedly borrowed over R100m in workers’ provident fund money and never repaid it. About R19m came from textile workers' pensions.

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