Sicelo Shiceka dead

2012-04-30 11:01

Johannesburg - Former co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Sicelo Shiceka has died in the Eastern Cape.

The ANC confirmed Shiceka’s death on Monday.

"He passed on this morning in hospital following a long illness," ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza told Sapa.

Shiceka was fired last year after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released a report which found, among other things, that Shiceka had abused public funds.

He had been on sick leave for months last year before eventually being sacked by President Jacob Zuma.

  • Mike - 2012-04-30 11:05

    He was really sick it appears!

      Peter - 2012-04-30 11:28

      But what happened to the 420 000 he received AFTER being fired? Has this been repaid?

      Clifford - 2012-04-30 11:31

      Who Cares !!!!

      Gareth - 2012-04-30 11:45

      He had the Shaiks I gather!

      moruthane - 2012-04-30 11:50

      Cristopher you such a bustard idiot, what if it was your father??? mxm

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 11:50

      @Alicia, Because he had no respect for the why should I have respect for his death?

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 11:52

      @Alicia...he is dead, caput, finished, overs kadovers, gone...and I am still happy.

      Preshen - 2012-04-30 11:52

      I am going to put my phone on silent to honour him

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 11:56

      @Moruthane...I am glad I dont have a father that steals money from the poor...

      Frederik - 2012-04-30 12:11

      dropping like flies as they say.....

      Alan - 2012-04-30 12:26

      Yes, it is sad to lose a family member, no matter what. However, how many millions of public money are now going to be spent on his funeral by the ANC, when Sanral needs to repay the R20 billion they rashly went ahead and spent? We shall see.

      CliveK - 2012-04-30 14:49

      Unlike Shabby Shaik!

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 15:38

      @Alicia. Thanks for giving up.

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 15:42

      @Polo. It was not a mistake he diliberately stole and lied for his own self gain. He was an a** and will always be remembered as one.

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 15:45

      Actually..I dont want to get on anyones bad side. So I will just finish off and say, may the a** rest in peace.

  • johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-30 11:05

    RIP. Not the best minister but still a human being

      Nyiks11 - 2012-04-30 12:39

      it is only a disease if spelt correctly

  • Mphumzi - 2012-04-30 11:05

    may his soul rest in peace

  • Marion - 2012-04-30 11:09

    RIP. Condolences to your family and friends.

      clinton.bowden1 - 2012-04-30 11:59

      Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding. Ask your self a question...what did he teach his family, what is right and wrong...or just what is wrong as right ?

      Marion - 2012-04-30 12:16

      @clinton - Oh, wait, you and all the others who say that because he was a crook he doesn't deserve to RIP) have never taken anything that you didn't earn or commit any petty crime? Not even taken a pen from work. No unauthorised internet usage. No private phone calls at company expense. No extended lunch hours to go shopping. No sick leave to go for job interviews. No bribes for traffic violations. Never even one tiny fraudulent claim against income tax. The list goes on an on. Petty thieving on a daily basis that is never acknowledged as that by those doing it. It is not the amount that decides whether one is a criminal, it is the act.

      clinton.bowden1 - 2012-04-30 13:12

      When I go for interviews it comes off my annual leave and I make up for it in terms of unclaimed overtime so my work is never brought into question. Long private calls on the work phone - no, private but never long and occassionaly, never daily. And most are made to me so the person phoning me pays for the call. As for the time on the call I still work while talking. Speeding fines, petty crimes - I get fines but then I pay the fine which is all the law requires me to do to settle. Tax - Nope, I don't have a financial head to play games and its not worth the time. Pens - WTF its the 21st century, I have an iphone for notes. Bribes - I have been prompted for a bribe and I have NEVER payed it. Instead all I did was plead guilt to to offence and asked for the fine instead I got a warning. If I got the fine I was fine to pay it because I knew I was wrong and got caught. The difference is this man was a leech. He did not even apologise despite being wrong and still took as if. He did not care if his personal trip meant a difference to the people he meant to serve. I make a mistake, I do what I need to fix it and also admit and try make up for it. But continue to feel sorry for them. It shows you have compassion, admirable yes but they only prey on such qualities.

  • Sharmay - 2012-04-30 11:13

    Its a small dent out of the countries corruption I guess. Rip though.

      Lerato - 2012-04-30 11:17

      If you didn't have anything better to say, you should've just kept your finders in a pocket or scratching your butt. A human being who probably leaves behind a wife and children behind and you says something so cold? Shame on you man!

      trevorlbennett - 2012-04-30 11:20

      "A human being who probably leaves behind a wife and children behind and you says something so cold" Did Shiceka think about the millions of SA citizens that he was stealing his tax money from? Iciniso liyababa!!

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 11:31

      Well said Trevor Bennett, who knows how many people he affected and maybe died because of his corruption...

      trevorlbennett - 2012-04-30 11:33

      @Sam, ngidziniwe ngulabo sopolitiki! They don't wanna listen to the people, and they don't care about the people. So only god has control over them, death is one of the ways to control them.

      Sharmay - 2012-04-30 11:43

      @Lerato - if he had kept his fingers in his pockets and out of the cookie jar, I might have something nice to say.

      Themba - 2012-04-30 11:52

      Sam, who appointed you the spokesperson of the black community? Sicelo abused the trust of the black community and of South Africa at large by helping himself to the funds entrusted to him by the same community and SA. "We don't do this in black community (sic)." People like him have been necklaced in the black community remember. He was a disgrace

  • sydwell.shoba - 2012-04-30 11:13

    Condolences to his family.

  • Tumisang - 2012-04-30 11:14

    He was terminally ill....unlike other people...May your soul rest in peace...

      Lundi Hanise - 2012-04-30 11:18

      Andrew - 2012-04-30 11:34

      Probably terminally ill from corruption????

      Shayne - 2012-04-30 11:37

      May the lord have mercy on his soul.

      Burtfred - 2012-04-30 12:02

      Siceka was terminally ill, unlike Shabir, who is in fine fettle. I beleive he is now playing off a nine handicap. It must be all those lovely pizzas and cohiba cigars that have sorted out his hypertension.

  • Zolisa - 2012-04-30 11:15

    was not the best minister but is a human being.May his soul rest in peace

      Vincoco Manaka Manyakazi - 2012-04-30 11:25

      Let God be the judge

      Vincoco Manaka Manyakazi - 2012-04-30 11:25

      Let God be the judge

      Christopher - 2012-04-30 11:32

      @Vincoco, looks like God has judged him!!

  • trevorlbennett - 2012-04-30 11:16

    This might sound bad, but never steal from the helpless, otherwise you will die early.

      trevorlbennett - 2012-04-30 11:26

      I am not judging, all I'm saying is that, I will not feel sorry for someone who does not show remorse towards other people. And I do wish to stay in a corruption free society if not less. So if corrupt people are dying, that's good for our society.

  • mastersvoice - 2012-04-30 11:17

    With all due respect, he was one of those leaders who abused his position for his own personal gain. He never displayed remorse or any understanding of his wrong-doing, so excuse me for not feeling any sadness at his departing. This country is better off without him!

      jpstrauss - 2012-04-30 11:21

      This isn't a Hollywood movie, you don't need to say "With all due respect".

  • lerato.masilela - 2012-04-30 11:19

    May his soul R.I.P.

      Yar - 2012-04-30 12:14

      May his corrupt soul wriggle and squirm in the everlasting fires of hell. May his soul now understand the the magnitude of his wrongdoing. May he repent and be punished.

  • abongile.magwaca - 2012-04-30 11:20

    May his soul rest in peace

  • Gordon - 2012-04-30 11:20

    Condolences to the family & mistresses. Will the state try and reclaim the stolen money Liquidators for Keeble etc are chasing down their money, SARS does the same... does it apply to corrupt government ministers or does he get a state funeral as a last laugh, jokes on you deal? Serious question, no malice or sarcasm intended at all.

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-04-30 11:20

    So what about all the money he stole from us taxpayers, are we going to claim that back from his estate? Isn't this the cretin who took a little joyride to see his girlfriend in jail on government money and time?

  • Viwe - 2012-04-30 11:21

    It is appointed for a man to die once after that judgement. Heb 9vs 27 what we do with our lives oneday we will give an account to God.What is hidden in darkness God will expose it in light.RIP

      Gordon - 2012-04-30 11:48

      Bugger that... answer in our courts before you go please.

  • Nico - 2012-04-30 11:22

    And Shabir is still going strong? Just checking....

  • Dennis - 2012-04-30 11:23

    Good riddence to a disgusting example of the new South Africa ...... rotten to the core !!

  • Shirley - 2012-04-30 11:23

    I pity his family left behind,however death does not change what he had done! Im not for one minute saying he deseved to die but it is inevitable for all of us. He did some real dirty deeds and at the end of the day it is his family left with the stains. Crime is crime.

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  • Nyiks11 - 2012-04-30 11:24

    Poor poor Sicelo ,he had it tough in his last days . Rest in peace Mr Shiceka

  • CapeGtown - 2012-04-30 11:25

    There are "normal citizens" dying every day due to violent crime yet we don't afford them the same respect in death as a cabinet minister who, through his corrupt dealings effectively stole from starving citizens. A life should always be respected but Shiceka did not respect the people of South Africa, instead, he decided to take advantage of us. Life is all about choices, he chose his own demise.

  • James - 2012-04-30 11:26

    Phumula uxolo!

  • Sello Mashile - 2012-04-30 11:26

    May his soul RIP

  • Rallele - 2012-04-30 11:27


  • madise.paul - 2012-04-30 11:28

    May his soul rest among us here in squatter camps he failed to devepoled!! i think u should ve done better, u failed us!!*hangin ma head in shame*

      Sylvia - 2012-04-30 11:47

      We must not throw stones at Shiceka, the issue of service delivery and development in our townships/squatter camps requires a collective effort. RIP.

      lovenergy - 2012-04-30 11:58

      @Sylvia, the people have been waiting 18 years for this collective effort, maybe to them it is starting to become clear that a "collective effort" from the Government was never in the pipeline. I agree 100% with madise's statement

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-04-30 11:29

    Ag shame, another one bites the dust. hope his family can afford a lavish funeral with the money he stole. but if not a paupers funeral is even cheaper.

  • thozi - 2012-04-30 11:30

    I thought we wanted him dead. I don't think I ever saw a word of praise in his favour while he was still alive and a Minister... are we shedding crocodile tears? Just curious...

      Koos - 2012-04-30 11:36

      Perhaps tears of joy.

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-30 11:30

    Now he will get a state funeral and there will be much lamenting about his passing.

  • Kgaladi - 2012-04-30 11:31

    may his soul rest in peace,,,,,,,we will always mis u

      Themba - 2012-04-30 11:58

      "We" being you and your family I suppose? Thieves are hardly missed, except by those who benefitted from their thieving ways

      Mike - 2012-04-30 17:52

      I won't miss him Kgaladi speak for yourself!

  • Mtizozo - 2012-04-30 11:32

    May he be remembered for the only good jobs that he has done. and May his soul rest in peice and condolence to the famaly and friends.

      Koos - 2012-04-30 11:37

      What good jobs?

      Nyiks11 - 2012-04-30 12:28

      Our aviation industry benefitted from his many trips to Thailand to visit his skelempie . Good Job Sicelo , local is lekker my broer

  • Taetjo - 2012-04-30 11:37

    We all know what might have killed him.

      mxolisi.shabangu - 2012-04-30 11:43

      Please no 1 is innocent in this life, afford the dead the respect and dignity they deserve, they lived and they made mistake like all of us. Does it matter what killed him?

      Koos - 2012-04-30 11:44

      The lack of oxigen. It leak out due to a puncture.

      Taetjo - 2012-04-30 11:59

      Joe Slovo dies after a long battle with cancer, Gideon Neiuwoudt dies of Lung Cancer, Herold Snyman dies of Lung Cancer, Malawi Presidet suffers heart attack and dies... Dude, everyday in the news people are reported dead and they state what killed them. Yes, it is relevant as to what killed them. And these days when they say a long or a short illness we all know what to assume.

      thozi - 2012-04-30 15:45

      @mxolisi.shabangu ...and former President Mandela and iNkosi Buthelezi's sons, died of Aids related complications. Their fathers declared what killed them so to emphasise the reality of Aids. So, confirm what we already suspect, what did the high-flyer die of?

  • themba.ntuli - 2012-04-30 11:39

    Shocked won't believe it which LONG ILLNESS? they are quite many of them this days! hope its not another Thabang Lebese hope its not

      Taetjo - 2012-04-30 11:59

      It is...

  • bobi.tsotetsi - 2012-04-30 11:44

    May his soul rest in peace. we not going to forget wat he did,but we wil also remember his gud deeds bfo greed caught him. to de family s khala kanye nani

  • Christopher - 2012-04-30 11:45

    To all those corrupt politicians out there. Think about what you doing... Now think about the people you love that is sick and is hurting...its because of your greed that its happening to them, and I hope tradgedy strikes you down..

  • esethu3 - 2012-04-30 11:48

    Half of the comments I read here are laughing at a Dead man. And I fail to understand this. yes He was corrupt but when a man(human) dies we normally pay some respect despite what they were when alive. R.I.P Mr Shiceka, may your family find comfort in these times. and I pray non of them comes and read the comments here in News24 they will be heartbroken. People are animals here

      lovenergy - 2012-04-30 12:04

      I wonder how many tears he shed for the poor and starving who died on his watch, oh yes I forgot it doesn't matter because those starving means less than our elite kings and queens running this country. I do not laugh at the dead man, I pity him for wasting his life and spilling the blood of innocents.

  • Thabo - 2012-04-30 11:49

    Condolences to his family, may his soul rest in peace.

  • swavka - 2012-04-30 11:50

    Pay back can be such a b**ch.

      Phae - 2012-04-30 12:13

      I take it you think you're immortal then.

  • moruthane - 2012-04-30 11:51

    R.I.P, you wont be missed though...

      Nyiks11 - 2012-04-30 12:22

      be careful , RIP can sometimes mean Return If Possible

  • tandile.mapuma - 2012-04-30 11:54

    he is not dead , they anc made it look like it was an accidental suicide

      Phae - 2012-04-30 12:07


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  • Christopher - 2012-04-30 11:54

    live your world like you want to live your world after you die... He did not give a sh** who he hurt or killed while plundering our money, and I must have respect because he is dead...none at all.

  • Makalisu - 2012-04-30 11:58

    May his Soul Rest in peace

  • luyolo.makalima - 2012-04-30 12:01

    justice served

      Nyiks11 - 2012-04-30 12:23

      Leon Schuster wrote a song called Hey Makalima , did you know that ?

  • Faizie - 2012-04-30 12:01

    Does this mean the tax payer doesnt have to pay for the funeral, And it wont be televised on SABC. GREAT

  • Jean - 2012-04-30 12:05

    I do fail to understand you people, why the blame all on the dead man, just let him go for good, we all live in a corrupt world, none of us is 100%, WE ALL DEVILS OF DIFFERENT LEVELS,.........R.I.P

      Fanie - 2012-04-30 12:09

      Speak for yourself!!

      Nyiks11 - 2012-04-30 12:26

      what did the one devil say to the other , " Speak for yourself"

  • Jean - 2012-04-30 12:05

    I do fail to understand you people, why the blame all on the dead man, just let him go for good, we all live in a corrupt world, none of us is 100%, WE ALL DEVILS OF DIFFERENT LEVELS,.........R.I.P

  • Pixie86 - 2012-04-30 12:11

    i wonder how many of you would feel if your loved one died and you read some of the hurtful comments on this forum. We're all corrupt, to a certain degree. We all lie, we all cheat and steal. The difference is the rest of us never have it published in newspapers. Glasshouses and all.

      Phae - 2012-04-30 12:21

      Speak for yourself. If this is what you think is normal behavior no wonder the planet is in such a mess!

      Pixie86 - 2012-04-30 15:45

      the man is dead! Insulting him in death serves no purpose. People need to grow up.

  • MaKganya - 2012-04-30 12:16

    So, does he get a state funeral though he was fired? #if so, there goes our tax money again#

  • MaKganya - 2012-04-30 12:17

    Anyway, Condolences to his family

  • Elizabeth - 2012-04-30 12:23