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Covid-19 corruption: ANC NEC embarrassed by allegations, says public outrage is justified

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Ace Magashule. Photo: Felix Dlangamandla (Netwerk24)
Ace Magashule. Photo: Felix Dlangamandla (Netwerk24)

Why it matters: Several corruption claims relating to the procurement of personal protective equipment have surfaced in recent weeks - this followed other claims of the looting and using of food parcels to dispense political patronage.

A closer look: On Friday, the NEC, which is the highest decision-making body in the ANC, met to discuss recent wide-ranging issues including: reports of graft, the Covid-19 pandemic, Women's Month, local government, the taxi industry indaba and infrastructure development's role in the country's plans for economic recovery.

In quotes: "These developments cause us collectively to dip our heads in shame and to humble ourselves before the people. We acknowledge the justifiable public outrage caused by the depravity and heartlessness displayed by some elements in government, our organisation and the private sector," party secretary-general Ace Magashule said in a statement on Tuesday.

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