Protector finds Shiceka guilty

2011-10-14 08:40

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found Cooperative Governance Minister Sicelo Shiceka guilty of maladministration and abuse of public funds and asked the president to consider “serious action” against him.

She said Shiceka had deliberately misled the president about a trip to Switzerland because it had no work content but saw him twice visit his then girlfriend in jail.

“His actions were accordingly unlawful and constituted maladministration, dishonesty in respect of public money and improper conduct.”

Madonsela said Shiceka had lied to her by denying that he visited the Anstalten Hindelbank prison in Berne, and this constituted another breach of the Executive Ethics Code.

She asked that the director-general in the presidency advise her within 60 days of action taken against Shiceka. 

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