ANC Parliamentary Caucus Statement on arrest of MP Bongani Bongo

21 November 2019

The Office of the Chief Whip in Parliament notes the arrest of ANC Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Comrade Bongani Bongo who was arrested this morning in Cape Town.

We are aware that the MP was arrested by the Hawks on allegations of corruption. He briefly appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s court this morning, 21 November 2019, and was released on R5000 bail. The case has been postponed to 31 January 2020.

We also note that as part of his bail conditions, Cde Bongo may not interfere with witnesses and cannot travel abroad without informing the investigating officer.

As the ANC, we will not comment on the allegations labeled against Cde Bongo as we want to allow the law to take its course.

Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip Cde Pemmy Majodina


Sinetemba Jakavula