The former sports minister (Fikile Mbalula) is on the hot seat.
The EWN received an anonymous tip stating that:
The former Minister of Sports, Fikile Mbalula, had his holiday trip to Dubai paid for by one of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) suppliers.
According to the reporter, the company, Sedgars Sport, is a supplier of sports clothing to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc).
it was discovered that the Mbalula’s family trip cost around R680 000 for him, his wife and their three children. Sedgars purportedly paid at least R300, 000, though, EWN doesn’t have the records of the outstanding amount, which could’ve been paid in cash to the travel agency
Mbalula was still minister of sport when his family allegedly holidayed in Dubai between late December 2016 and January this year, which means the trip could have constituted a serious conflict of interest.