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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 […]

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Jonas, Mentor amongst first witnesses in state capture inquiry

DURBAN,  August 18 – Former finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas, and African National Congress member of  Parliament, Mabel Petronella “Vytjie” Mentor, will be amongst the first witnesses to give testimony at South Africa’s inquiry into state capture. Officially called the “Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector […]

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Sanco calls for an independent probe into multi-million rand North West fraud claims

MAHIKENG, May 19 – The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in the North West has called on the public protector to investigate allegations of fraud related to a multi-million rand payment to a host of companies and patents representing Mvest Trust in which African National Congress spokesman Pule Mabe allegedly has interests. “The investigation […]

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Public protector says Free State agriculture dept violated the law

CAPE TOWN, March 6 – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Tuesday said her investigation into the Free State agriculture department focused only on issues of maladministration, which revealed that the head of the department and other officials acted unlawfully. She made her remarks before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services amid allegations that […]