Former minister Dina Pule. CC image courtesy of GovernmentZA.
The latest report into South Africa’s disgraced former communications minister Dina Pule is expected to be made public next month after being presented to President Jacob Zuma.
HumanIPO reported last month parliament’s ethics committee found Pule had “willfully misled” parliament regarding her relationship with Phosane Mngqibisa, which led to a fine and suspension of MPs rights, but she is now facing the results of a separate investigation carried out by the public protector Thuli Madonsela.
Kgalalelo Masibi, spokesperson for the public protector’s office, told HumanIPO the provisional report had been passed to the president and the return date for responses was October 1.
Pule, who was replaced by Yunus Carrim as communications minister in July, was accused throughout her reign and since of corruption concerning her relationship with Mngqibisa and their involvement with the ICT Indaba in Cape Town last year.