Ex-Deputy Minister in drugs probe

2014-09-07 12:12

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Johannesburg - A former deputy minister is being investigated by the Hawks for alleged involvement in drug dealing, the Sunday Independent reported.

"The person that is being investigated was in the previous administration, not the current one," Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko told the newspaper.

Ramaloko confirmed the investigation, apparently being handled by the Hawks' Western Cape office, was under way, but declined to name the individual.

A few weeks ago, at an Institute for Security Studies briefing, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said she had referred the matter to the Hawks due to the criminal nature of the allegations.

"Some time last year we received a complaint that a certain member of the executive was involved in criminality involving abetting drug lords," she said at the time.

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