Twitter Asks: Who is Bongani Bongo

Mr Bongani Bongo is being investigated for corruption in Mpumalanga, where Mabuza was the premier. The investigation relates to the human settlement department where Masango was the MEC. Bongo will appear in Mpumalanga.

It has been made apparent that he will appear in court on Wednesday. “In total, six people are being investigated including Mr Mabuza and the former accounting officer.

Mr Bongo was born in 1978, and is a South African politician and the former Minister of State Security, a position to which he was appointed on 17 October 2017 by President Jacob Zuma until he was relieved from the post on 28 February 2018.

He is also the elected President of the University of Limpopo’s Alumni and Convocation Association

A lawyer and ANC politician from Mpumalanga, Bongo has been a member of Parliament since the May 2014 national elections, taking up roles in various portfolio committees

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), while refusing to divulge any of the names of those due to appear, has confirmed that several suspects are due to appear in court in Mbombela.

NPA spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said that this would be in connection with a range of charges including fraud, corruption, theft and money laundering.

Bongo, who is facing corruption charges in the Western Cape, has in the past been linked to kickback allegations relating to a R37 million land deal in Mpumalanga.

It is believed that the conveyancers in the deal paid R1.5 million to a company belonging to Bongo’s wife to build them a home and R300,000 towards the purchase of a new BMW X5 for Bongo during the time that he served in the Mpumalanga provincial government