The ANC path to making a king’s ransom or two

02 August 2020 - 00:35

So I was watching television the other day and, as is their wont, the local news stations were on a loop with the same things coming round every 30 minutes or so. One was an edit of remarks by the Gauteng ANC provincial secretary, Jacob Khawe.

He was expounding on a story that has South Africans upset and angry. Essentially, a young man named Thandisizwe Diko (who describes himself as King Madzikane II Diko), chief of the amaBhaca, a tribe living around Mount Frere in Transkei, tendered for and won a R125m contract with the Gauteng department of health to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to the provincial health department as it prepared to face the rush of Covid-19 patients it expected when the pandemic broke...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.