Mervyn Dirks wanted Speaker Cyril Ramaphosa to report to Parliament’s finance watchdog, Scopa, on the use and possible misuse of funds, which he based on a voice recording of the president.
FILE: Mervyn Dirks. Photo: parliament.gov.za
CAPE TOWN — African National Congress (ANC) MP Mervyn Dirks has said he will speak about his suspension from the party’s parliamentary caucus on Friday.
Dirks has been suspended from all parliamentary committee activities.
He said President Cyril Ramaphosa was supposed to alert the relevant authorities to his knowledge of public funds being used to finance ANC campaigns, as required by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Act.
This forces people to report any activity they consider corrupt.
He wanted Ramaphosa to report to parliament’s finance watchdog, Scopa, on the possible use and misuse of funds, which he based on a voice recording of the president.
But Dirks’ preventive suspension means he will not be involved in any parliamentary committees or ANC discussions.
Scopa planned to meet on Friday where Dirks was to make a presentation to MPs.
But this will have to be suspended while the parliamentarian serves his suspension.
It is not yet known when Scopa will meet, but the question is on its agenda.