Protector gets reaction on Shiceka saga

2011-10-04 13:17

Cape Town - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received all responses to her provisional report on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Sicelo Shiceka.

Reaction had come from the presidency, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, and Shiceka, Madonsela's office said on Tuesday.

The deadline for responses to her provisional report on allegations that Shiceka breached the executive code of ethics was midnight on Monday.

"The public protector will study the responses and integrate them to the extent possible in the final report," Madonsela's office said.

There would be no immediate comment on the matter as this would undermine the integrity of the investigation, as well as the protector's effectiveness.

"The public protector will only comment on the responses in the final report."

The document would be made public after it had been finalised on a date which would be announced soon.

Last week, Madonsela said the leaking of a provisional report from her office had not served the public's interest.

She expressed disappointment at Business Day's decision to publish her report on Shiceka's alleged misuse of tax money.

The newspaper reported that Madonsela had called on President Jacob Zuma to consider "serious action" against Shiceka after finding he had misused tax money on personal travels and hotel stays.

It wrote that Madonsela's provisional report, of which it received a copy on Tuesday night, found Shiceka had spent R546 864 to travel to Switzerland to visit his girlfriend, presenting his trip as official.

At the time, his girlfriend was serving a prison sentence for being a drug mule.

  • EnglishBoer - 2011-10-04 13:22

    Just another filthy, rotten ANC criminal. Nothing will happen to him.

      RobertKay - 2011-10-04 13:28

      He'll probably get promoted - that's the ANC way of doing things!

      Matt :-) - 2011-10-04 13:33

      In the board game Monopoly, they're replacing the "get out of jail free cards" with ANC membership cards

      saabnut - 2011-10-04 13:57

      The most "serious action" we can expect is a redeployment to a diplomatic post in another country. Some punishment...

      Almaki - 2011-10-04 14:09

      Maybe they'll send him to Switzerland to be close to his honey-love..

      sganja - 2011-10-04 14:20

      Thanks Mr Shiceka SA can't wait to see you resuming with your work.....

      willieman - 2011-10-04 14:25

      Zuma is banking on all this thugs for his re-election for second term.He is only interested in himself his family and some his fellow thugs in goverment Men and women of intergrity in goverment are cowards they do not want to talk about the wrongs in goverment HIGHLY INCOMPETENT,CUNNING,A WOLF IN A SHEEPS SKIN

      GypseyAnn - 2011-10-04 15:11

      @ sganja - what work? Clearly he has done none for months now and I wonder if he remembers how!!!

  • Willie_G - 2011-10-04 13:31

    But IT WAS for state business that he went to Switzerland for.. He had to visit one of Cheryl Cwele's drug mules regarding official state business as state security minister Siaybonga Cwele would confirm (or know absolutely nothing about)...

  • mac-sdi - 2011-10-04 13:35

    That man is sick as a dog and therefore incapacitated to take up a ministerial position. He really should resign. Have you seen pictures of him lately. The comrade need to slaughter a sheep or something. The ancestors are angry at him.

      saabnut - 2011-10-04 14:03

      Hence my comment about a diplomatic post. perhaps the new ambassador to Bali, where he can spend some time recuperating on pristine beaches wasting more of our money. Pig!

  • Deeteem - 2011-10-04 13:37

    The day I support the ANC is the day I become chinese !!

      erazor - 2011-10-04 15:02

      That's only a few years away at the rate that Africa is selling out to the new imperialists.

  • Jacob - 2011-10-04 13:45

    Why must we tolerate being ruled by criminals?

  • Hennie - 2011-10-04 13:53

    Another suspended indefinitely with full pay candidate?

  • Fighter - 2011-10-04 14:30

    I don't understand why we must allow somebody to continue to be paid randsome amount of money when overstays at home under pretext of being sick. This one we did agree upon as ANC. Comrade Sicelo must go to Kagiso and be look after by his family.

      GypseyAnn - 2011-10-04 15:15

      He looked quite fine when I saw him on telly recently. Although, I do have to admit that the rumours have been flying rather fast ...

  • walkzulu - 2011-10-04 14:32

    come on guys - i think you are being hard on the guy after all he was only visiting his girlfriend to help comfort her and lets face it the amount was only 675000 rand.A drop in the Ocean for us taxpayers. Maybe our next Correctional services minister ?

  • Ingie - 2011-10-04 14:34

    The public protector will only comment on the responses in the final report." AND THIS COULD TAKE HOW LONG...AND THEN WILL BE LET OF SCOTT FREE TO STEAL AGAIN

  • erazor - 2011-10-04 15:01

    Another cabinet minister sleeping with drug dealers. Rotten, corrupt bastards, the whole lot of them.

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-10-04 15:10

    Talk about "African timing". He had to react now or else face the wrath of this formidable lady. Good going Thuli - keep up the pressure on people such as this who are mere drains on the tax payers money.

      allie - 2011-10-04 15:31

      I wish for a day to come when Thuli has got ZUM-ZUM `s balls in the vice.

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