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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  • BigMoose - 2011-10-05 20:25


  • Mandla - 2011-10-05 20:33

    This public protector is now being used to settle political score by the opposition,everything is am going to ask the public protector to inverstigate.The public protector is becaming irrelevent and a buden to our society.

      crackerr - 2011-10-05 20:50

      @ Mandla No. The public protector is there for a specific purpose. To now try to make as if the public protector is a burden is dishonest. Who else should society turn to? In your opinion? Anyway, what is this so-called "political score" you refer to? Clear and concise definitions and concepts are a requirement for a sensible exchange of ideas. In the meanwhile the public protector will do.

      gatvol4corru - 2011-10-05 21:17

      oh for heaven's sake. Let us help you comrade. "PUBLIC PROTECTOR" -- protects the public from the likes of you and your incompetent,corrupt comrades. Twit!

      Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-10-06 07:09

      Mandla my Boy - You are a burden to society.

      PB - 2011-10-06 08:07

      If your anc MPs were not such a corrupt buns of nanas, the public protector would not have such a huge workload. I wonder if there is ONE anc political appointee that is NOT corrupt.

      SaintBruce - 2011-10-06 09:06

      According to deep inside information PB - there isn't! No, not one cadre has been left untarnished by the scale of corruption in our Government, not even the great Nelson Mandela can escape unscathed. There may be office bearers who are not corrupt (yet) but the Ruling elite have yet to show openess and honesty in anything they do or say - from the top down.

      Joseph - 2011-12-14 22:41

      As much i would agree with you Mandla but they is an elemant of corruption among the ANC which leaves the public with only the public protector to deal with corruption in governmant.If a minister is involved in shaddy deals what do you want the ordinary people to do.

  • Doug - 2011-10-05 21:13

    Lying bastard. why would I b surprised?

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-10-05 21:14

    it happens so easily -- when you steal and are corrupt! You simply can not recall how much is stolen,it is definetely not earned! Load the pockets comrades!

  • James - 2011-10-06 02:44


  • MyWereld - 2011-10-06 03:37

    Simple; Kobus Marais can simply peruse the "confidential" section of the register and declare what he has found. If it is not there Enoch has a problem; if it is there (and entered BEFORE this query, it is the end of the matter

  • croix - 2011-10-06 07:10

    Eastern Cape MEC fired 2004-09-06 15:27 "Bisho - Eastern Cape finance MEC Enoch Godongwana was fired on Monday, premier Nosimo Balindlela's office said." "Both the suspension of the finance superintendent-general Monde Tom and Godongwana's dismissal comes after a probe into financial irregularities in that department." Then him & wifey "loses" R 100 000 000 - 00 of borrowed money! A Hyena with zero respect for the law - yet he SITS IN OUR PARLIAMENT !!

  • ian b - 2011-10-06 07:39

    Working together we can steal more

  • Pollenated - 2011-10-06 08:28

    There seems to be a belief with those those who have done wrong, stolen, whatever their crime who think that if they deny whatever they are being accused of that it will just disappear. Poof! I didn't do it and like magic it is gone.....

  • TDK1 - 2011-10-06 08:48

    His spokesperson, Mandi Mantlana, said on Wednesday as far as he was aware the deputy minister had disclosed all his interests. What informs you or makes you to believe that the D/M has declared his business interests. You are not referring to any documentary proof let alone produce it to dispell allegation

  • crackerr - 2011-10-06 09:12

    The people are not interested in the politicians' or their spokespersons' awareness, thinking or beliefs when it comes to factual issues. Did he he declare his interests or did he not? They have a dishonest way of diverting attention. Like for also for example pretending that they don't know something while the whole world knows that all they have to do is take out their cell phones and make a quick call to cure the so-called ignorance.

  • Joseph - 2011-12-14 22:37

    ANC,ANC,ANC something is not right with the current members of the African National Congress,i now have second thoughts on the info bill.where are we heading as a nation,Zim or America.This leaves a lot to be desired.

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