Dina Pule, South Africa’s controversial former minister of communications, has been appointed to the Portfolio Committee on Transport for the African National Congress (ANC), revealed by a parliamentary announcements, tablings and committee report.
Pule served as South Africa’s minister of communications before being replaced with Yunus Carrim.
Her time at with the Department of Communications was not without controversy.
Among the allegations against her, Pule was accused of misusing funds for last year’s ICT Indaba, which involved her alleged romantic partner, Phosane Mngqibisa. Official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance laid criminal charges against Pule earlier this year.
Now that Pule is on the Portfolio Committee on transport, it is likely she will become involved with the controversial e-tolling system, which is vehemently opposed by political parties, civil and religious groups and the public at large.
Further changes to parliamentary committees include the African Christian Democratic Party’s (ACDP) Wayne Thring being appointed to the Portfolio committees on trade and industry, police and, economic development.
Furthermore, the ANC have made changes to their members in the Portfolio Committees on science and technology, water and environmental affairs, human settlements, international relations and cooperation, justice and constitutional development, and lastly the Constitutional Review Committee, to which Tokyo Sexwale has been appointed.