Written by on June 5, 2024

Written by: Tasha Siziba


Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa has resigned from the cabinet due to corruption charges.

Kodwa and former EOH boss Jehan Mackay appeared at the Specialised Commercial Crimes court, accusing Mackay of allegedly winning R400 million in government contracts through his relationship with the minister.

The pair, each granted bail of R30 000,00, are currently facing corruption charges totaling R1.7 million.

During his appearance at the state capture commission, Kodwa told the then Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that the money he received from Mackay was a loan.

Department’ spokesperson Litha Mpondwana said the resignation is with immediate effect.

“Mr Kodwa has informed the President that he will resign as Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture and member of Cabinet, after being formally charged,” said the Sports, Arts and Culture Ministry in a statement.

ANC spokesperson Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri briefed the media on Wednesday, on the outcomes of the party’s national working committee meeting held on Tuesday.

The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that NEC member Kodwa will face internal disciplinary action following his arrest on corruption charges.

Kodwa expresses his sincere appreciation to the President and the governing party for the opportunity to serve the nation.

He also takes the opportunity to express thanks to all the staff at the Ministry and Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for the opportunity to serve with them, and to all stakeholders in Sport, Arts and Culture, with whom he has worked so well with as Minister.

Reader's opinions
  1. Enigma   On   June 11, 2024 at 05:49

    This is great.. finally there can be progress.. These Mentally broke and blurry visioned ministers were just a waste of resources and time.

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