JOHANNESBURG - The National Treasury says it's written to Mzwanele Manyi and the head of the Hawks to ask for a copy of a dossier that Manyi has claimed supports claims against its head of procurement, Kenneth Brown.
Over the weekend, Manyi claimed that his Decolonisation Foundation had received documents showing payments had been made to Brown.
Manyi has repeatedly defended President Jacob Zuma, South African Revenue Services Commissioner Tom Moyane and the Gupta family.
In a statement, the National Treasury says it will start a process to determine if these claims against Brown are true but for that to work, the people who have this information must provide it.
It also says it hopes that Manyi is raising the matter in good faith and that it notes he went public with the claim at the same time he reported it to the Hawks.
The Treasury says it hopes this is not a deliberate attempt to sow the seeds of suspicion on its integrity.
Manyi is currently a special advisor to Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and tweeted two days ago that Hlaudi Motsoeneng was on the right side of the Employment Equity Act with regards to his qualifications.