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Opposition Parties Demand Mapisa-Nqakula’s Resignation Following NPA Raid



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Allegations of bribery were brought to a new pitch by opposition parties, who made calls for Mapisa-Nqakula to step down. When NPA’s Investigating Directorate raided her house, the accusations of corruption that had been earlier related to her time as defence minister piled on her. Jacaranda FM reports that a defence industry businesswoman alleges paying bribes totalling R2 million to Mapisa-Nqakula.

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DA leader John Steenhuisen blamed President Cyril Ramaphosa for a lack of lifestyle audits on the executive, facilitating corruption. Steenhuisen criticised Parliament for shielding implicated ANC members. Freedom Front Plus urged Mapisa-Nqakula to act in Parliament’s interest and step aside, fearing her presence would impact Parliament’s integrity. Congress of the People called for her resignation, threatening a motion of no confidence if she failed to resign. Mohlapamaswi of Cope emphasised that Parliament cannot be led by individuals lacking integrity. Opposition parties demanded accountability and integrity in leadership amidst growing concerns over corruption allegations.

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