Protector submits Shiceka report to Zuma

2011-09-22 21:46

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has given President Jacob Zuma her provisional findings on Minister Sicelo Shiceka's alleged breach of the executive code, her office said on Thursday.

The provisional report was submitted on Thursday to Zuma, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Shiceka, who is minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, said Madonsela's spokesperson, Kgalalelo Masibi.

"The return date on the report is October 3 and the public protector plans to release the final report seven days thereafter," she said in a statement.

"The purpose of releasing a provisional report is to give affected parties an opportunity to respond to provisional findings," she said.

Shiceka allegedly spent R355 000 to visit a girlfriend in a Swiss jail, R640 000 to stay in a luxury hotel in Cape Town, and more than R160 000 on plane tickets for his family.

  • Benny66 - 2011-09-22 22:32

    Our prez is going to have his time cut out to keep up with reading all the reports this lady is submitting.

      Ntombi - 2011-09-23 06:20

      Viva Thuli Madonsela

      Lionel - 2011-09-23 08:09

      If his reading is anything like the way he reads his speeches that are written for him, with his slow monotone voice, many pauses including pauses to push up his spectacles, then it could take months for him to get through all these reports. The Prez is by far not the sharpest tool in the shed.

      sushi - 2011-09-23 09:12

      long live the energy of focused THULI NO NONSENSE MADONSELA long live!!!!!!!!!

      Dougalan - 2011-09-23 10:15

      Yep, the ANC's typical response to any allegation is DENY or DELAY. Of course they know the reports are absolutely true. But this spineless ANC leadership constantly looks for ways to take the heat off and try and wriggle out of the charges concerned. What a bunch! (Obviously, Ban Ki Moon has no clue about the REAL nature of the ANC. Wonder what he thinks about it being OK to sing about killing another sector of SA's population?)

      Waheed - 2011-09-23 11:21

      I hope the report is comprised mostly of pictures. I'm sure Mr Std3 hasn't quite grasped the complexities of phonetics, grammar, or reading in general

      beicime - 2011-09-23 11:31

      If the findings are proven correct the minister should be fired and orced to pay back all excesses otherwise we all owe an apology to the minister.

  • croix - 2011-09-22 22:35

    No further questions, your Honour!

  • proudandpink - 2011-09-23 02:13

    Madonsela for president.

      spekkers - 2011-09-23 08:24

      This lady reminds me of Margeret Thatcher. Take no nonsense. Good to see a positive for a change.

  • Ya Beauty! - 2011-09-23 02:58

    The woman is dynamite....go get them girl....

  • mabsie - 2011-09-23 03:25

    Madame Public Protector: You have my full vote. Thank you for your brave reporting and your integrity.

  • Dave50 - 2011-09-23 05:17

    This lady should be an example to the rest of the government on how to back up JZ and stop corruption but after she has done such a good job the reports are read and then ??????, oh yes we are pondering on a way to get our fellow ANC people off the hook and with full pay as well. I resently came back from a trip overseas and the overall oppinion is how can SA tell the UN what to do when it can't or won't clean up its own act and do what is right, I love this country but it is an international joke right now because people read and wait to see results that stop at some officials desk and suspended on full pay until it is forgotten is the order of the day.

  • leonard - 2011-09-23 05:38

    I salute the PP.You are an inspiration to all right thinking South Africans.The problem now is,will Zuma do what has to be done or will we have another round of "I must apply my mind to the information to hand".We as a country cannot afford another serious "cockup"as seems to be the norm.I wait with bated breath.

      Mixyez - 2011-09-23 07:34

      JZ will delay the process until he thinks that we have all forgotten and then quietly redploy the cadre to some other position.

  • The Dad - 2011-09-23 06:19

    More stellar work from the office of Ms Public Potector. Very well done!

  • braamc - 2011-09-23 06:50

    R1.1m (that's what they know of) could have build a few RDP houses. Vote for f%^&*%$ filthy corrupt thieving trash

  • Charlton10 - 2011-09-23 07:30

    Showerhead will study the report probabily take him 2 months.

  • Blikskottel - 2011-09-23 07:52

    Why this is handed to Zuma I cannot understand. Her reports should be used by her to directly lay charges agains criminals. Zuma is not the justice system, nor should he be involved in who gets prosecuted and who not.

      Bill - 2011-09-23 08:11

      A good point indeed...!

      amabok - 2011-09-23 10:22

      Its probably a courtesy or procedural requirement. But I agree it just wastes time. These people should be charged, arrested and brought to trial.

  • Bill - 2011-09-23 08:10

    You go girl...!

  • Sparxi - 2011-09-23 08:33

    How can an uncompleted Public Protector's report extend a Minister's sick leave??? If the Minister was suspended, then this might have been relevant. How many days do Minister's get?

  • mac-sdi - 2011-09-23 08:45

    Zuma cant read small print. His speeches is normally in crayons

  • Lofty - 2011-09-23 09:27

    These are the small fish. What about the ones stealing billions ? Otherwise a stellar job by our public prosecutor

  • sloppycowtits - 2011-09-23 10:13

    Don't be surprised if the ANC shuts the Public Protector down as well.

  • murdie99 - 2011-09-23 10:15

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!!!! At least old JZ will have some interesting reading matter to digest over the weekend. Viva Thuli, you go girl!!!!

  • beicime - 2011-09-23 11:31

    If the findings are proven correct the minister should be fired and orced to pay back all excesses otherwise we all owe an apology to the minister.

  • Nkalakatha - 2011-09-23 11:33

    That Department of Co-operative governance and traditional affairs must shut down completely !! They are doing absolutely nothing for the country. Sicelo became bored because there is no work to keep him busy !!!

  • Sharon Dreyer - 2011-09-23 12:07


  • brown_bread - 2011-09-23 16:18

    Thuli, good job!Get him to 'apply his mind'. Admittedly it will take longer because in between he has to 'apply his mind to his 25 kids and wives and girlfriends.

      croix - 2011-09-30 14:08

      .... and 27 more overseas trips!!

  • valpre25 - 2011-09-26 07:08

    the irony of course is that peanut brains like Julius Malema still like to combine the words "white" and "capitalist" as though black people can NEVER be capitalist. gawd.

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