Deputy Speaker of Parliament Lechesa Tsenoli confirmed that Parliament has taken a decision to terminate its contract with KPMG due to the controversy surrounding the audit firm.
Another reason for termination is that Parliament was not happy with one of the divisions which KPMG was involved in, says Tsenoli.
We felt that continuation of work with KPMG is problematic ...— Lechesa Tsenoli, Deputy Speaker of Parliament
...the controversies surrounding KPMG itself, we wouldn't want to be, given our judicial responsibility, caught in an environment which we are found not to have acted when we had knowledge of something wrong that may have happened within the company.— Lechesa Tsenoli, Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Tsenoli also explained that Parmed, which is a medical aid scheme for MP’s in both the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, used by members of Provincial Legislatures and judges, has also decided to terminate its contract with KPMG.
Our first task is ensuring that those we interact with, have integrity, the ethical conduct of their affairs is beyond reproach. So there is no way that we would accept that operating with an institution like that would help us in any way ...— Lechesa Tsenoli, Deputy Speaker of Parliament
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