Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has dismissed claims going viral about her husband.
She made it known that her husband, Dr Mathole Motshekga, is not involved in the production of sanitizers for schools.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the department said it had “noted with utter dismay the false news” trending on social media.
It said the allegations were not true and should be ignored.
The department also disclosed that Mathole Motshekga did not own a factory that produces or supplies sanitisers or personal protective equipment to schools.
“In his own right, Dr Motshekga is a politician and a long-standing member of Parliament. Dr Motshekga is a professor of Laws and Political Science recognised by many prestigious universities in the country.
“Further allegations that the Kara Heritage Institute which Dr Motshekga founded sells books to schools is a blatant lie. The institute is not a commercial business and has no interest whatsoever in making business with government, let alone the department of basic education.
“These allegations made against Dr Motshekga which attempt to link Minister Angie Motshekga to corruption regarding Covid-19 tender procurement for sanitisers are desperate and far-fetched lies that should he ignored.”
The department also said the minister condemns all forms of corruption.
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