South Africa’s Parliamentary standing committee on public accounts is no nearer to launching its inquiry into the misuse of public money by the State Security Agency. Eyewitness News reports that Scopa is grappling with how it should conduct its probe with parties at odds on how to proceed. The inquiry, which would be unprecedented, was triggered by President Cyril Ramaphosa who told Scopa he had no direct knowledge of the abuse of state funds for party purposes as suggested in a leaked recording of him speaking at a meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee in March last year.
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