The National Lotteries Board (NLB) spokesperson Sershan Naidoo has declined to confirm or deny reports that chief executive officer, Vevek Ram, has resigned.
However, Naidoo later promised that the NLB board will ‘shortly’ issue a statement on the matter.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance spokesperson, Jacques Smalle, says that Ram's letter of resignation was received and accepted by the NLB.
Smalle, who describes the latest development as ‘a step in the right direction’, states that, "In the last year especially, the NLB has begun operating increasingly like an ANC slush fund even as deserving charities and NGOs struggled to access funding."
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