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Mkhwebane asks NPA to investigate if Mbalula’s holiday was proceeds of money laundering

DURBAN, December 19 – South Africa’s Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has asked the National Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate whether the money used by a private company to fund a holiday for the former minister of sport and recreation, Fikile Mbalula, was in fact “proceeds of money laundering”. The office also instructed the […]

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Cheryl Zondi asks Public Protector to investigate SA’s witness protection programme

JOHANNESBURG, 4 December  – Sexual assault and rape survivor, Cheryl Zondi, said on Tuesday that she has asked the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the South African Police Service (SAPS) witness protection programme saying her personal experience left her feeling it did not protect her. “I have personally laid a complaint with the Public Protector […]

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Ministers Cwele, Mokonyane shifted, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Communications Minister

PRETORIA, November 23 – Siyabonga Cwele is the new Minister of Home Affairs, and Nomvula Mokonyane has been moved to the department of Environmental Affairs, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was appointed, and sworn in as Communications Minister on Thursday. “Minister of Communications will be Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. I’ve also decided to […]

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Speaker receives Ramaphosa’s letter on Gigaba as the minister quits Parliament

PARLIAMENT, November 15 – Speaker Baleka Mbete has received a letter from President Cyril Ramaphosa on the public protector’s findings against former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba, Parliament on said Thursday, but his resignation as an MP will prevent any action by the legislature. “The president informed the National Assembly of the former minister’s resignation […]

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SA finance minister Nene to be investigated by public protector – DA

JOHANNESBURG, October 9 – South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday corruption watchdog the Public Protector would, at its request, investigate beleaguered Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Nene has faced growing calls to resign over his involvement with the controversial Gupta family, and last Friday apologised for not disclosing early and fully the details of […]

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Smith replaces Motshekga as chair of portfolio committee on justice

PARLIAMENT, August 29 – Senior African National Congress legislator Vincent Smith was elected as the new chairman of Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice on Thursday, replacing ruling party veteran Mathole Motshekga. An announcement in parliamentary papers in the morning said Moshekga had been removed both as a member and chairman of the committee and that […]

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Public Protector says alleged incompetence not cause for her removal

PARLIAMENT, August 22  – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has written to Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice that it lacks sufficient grounds to remove her from the post, as displeasure with her performance was not among the causes for removal set out in the Constitution. “This committee’s displeasure at my performance is not enough to warrant […]