A far-reaching 'kickbacks for positions' scheme in the ANC was exposed, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize indicated that he wanted to restrict citizens' movement even after the state of disaster and EFF leader Julius Malema echoed ANC secretary general Ace Magashule's complaint about the Hawks' 'Hollywood style' of arrests, calling it undignified.
The ANC has been rocked by explosive allegations it is soliciting kickbacks from South Africans appointed to diplomatic and ambassadorial positions overseas.
In a hastily organised meeting of the portfolio committee on health on Tuesday evening, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize presented a set of regulations that would give him powers akin to that which the Disaster Management Act confer on the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister during a state of disaster.
The president presented his plan to pull South Africa's economy out of a nosedive to a joint sitting of Parliament.
EFF leader Julius Malema has bemoaned the Hawks' "Hollywood style" arrests, calling for them to be confronted in the same way the ANC did with the Scorpions.
Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi has been taken to hospital, Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo has said.
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