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Mr. Zizi Kodwa, Member of Parliament, has announced his immediate resignation from his position as the Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture. This decision comes as Mr. Kodwa is set to contest the charges laid against him, charges which he vehemently denies.

In a formal communication to the President, Mr Kodwa confirmed that he would step down from his ministerial role and withdraw from his responsibilities as a Member of the Cabinet following the formal charges. Mr Kodwa conveyed his deep gratitude to the President and the ruling party for granting him the opportunity to serve the nation in such a prestigious capacity.
He also extended his heartfelt thanks to all the staff within the Ministry and Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture, acknowledging the privilege of collaborating with them. Additionally, he expressed his appreciation to all stakeholders in the realms of sport, arts, and culture for their support and cooperation during his tenure as Minister.
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Zizi Kodwa resigns
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Zizi Kodwa, the Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture, has been apprehended and is scheduled to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. He faces allegations of accepting R1.6 million in bribes.

Details of the Arrest

Kodwa was detained on Tuesday morning. The arrest comes as part of the recommendations from the Zondo commission on state capture.

Brigadier Thandi Mbambo, spokesperson for the Hawks, confirmed: “We can verify that two individuals have been detained following the recommendations of the Zondo commission regarding state capture. They will appear in Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court facing corruption charges.”

The allegations against Kodwa are linked to an investigation into contracts exceeding R460 million, awarded by the City of Johannesburg to EOH Holdings in 2016. The company was contracted to upgrade and maintain the city’s software systems.

By Letho

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