Parliament to dock Shivambu’s salary for failing to disclose VBS-linked payments


By Thabo Monyela

POLOKWANE- National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula announced that the EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has been docked a nine-day salary for his failure to disclose payments linked to the VBS Mutual Bank corruption beneficiary. 

The EFF MP was found to have breached the parliament’s Ethics Code for failing to declare the R180 000, which was deposited into his account in 2017, from the VBS beneficiary Sgameka Projects, which is owned by his brother Brian Shivambu.

Along with Shivambu, Police Minister Bheki Cele and Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Dipuo Peters have also been found guilty of breaching the parliament’s Ethics Code and sanctions were imposed against them.

The Ethics committee ordered Police Minister Cele to apologise for his “shut up” comments he made against Ian Cameron in Cape Town in 2022, during his department’s imbizo and further recommended that Peters be banned from the house debates and sittings for a single term of the parliamentary year, for breaching the Code through her actions at PRASA on three instances during her tenure as Transport Minister. 

Both Shivambu and Peters tried to contest the various sanctions imposed against them, with Peters requesting that her matter be removed from the agenda, while Shivambu through his lawyer argued that the matter be referred back to the ethics committee for proper investigation and that his nine-days salary shouldn’t be docked. 

However, speaker Mapisa-Nqakula rejected their requests. 


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