Protector urged to probe Sisulu

2012-11-12 22:06

Johannesburg - The Congress of the SA Trade Unions has called on the public protector to investigate former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu following claims that she abused the defence force's jets.

"If true, [this] amounts to a monstrous waste of public funds by an elected public representative," Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said on Monday.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula recently told Parliament that Sisulu took 203 trips in SA National Defence Force Gulfstream jets while she was defence minister between 2009 and earlier this year.

According to reports, around R200 000 was spent on return flights for Sisulu from Lanseria, via the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, to Ysterplaat in Cape Town.

This excluded costs for the pilot, crew, food and landing.

On Saturday Sisulu, who is now minister of public administration, denied Mapisa-Nqakula's claims, dismissing the information as false and misleading.

She asked for an apology and a correction.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-11-12 22:32

    Good idea and at the same time the PP should also probe the roadkill she's always wearing on her head.

  • delish7564 - 2012-11-12 23:01

    Why is she the only one being singled out? I'm sure there are others in Govrenment, who have abused their position in this manner.....they should also be investigated even if that also involves the President, though I doubt that would happen :(

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-11-12 23:48

      I agree Delish. What is R200 000 incomaprison to R240 mil and R1.2 bil on a road? Not forgetting all the private jets.......

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-13 00:23

    wasn't that Zuma's trips where she was instructed to "shadow" his plane!???

  • johannes.ramara - 2012-11-13 05:49

    There is no smoke without fire. She corrupted us and it is payback time. She cannot hide by bein a daughter of a cadre anymore. She must now account for her action including disobeying a court order to reinstate dismissed soldiers.

  • marius.vanrooyen.37 - 2012-11-13 06:30

    Jamba. You are living proof how education in the country is down the drain. The same people that are investigating the ANC also investigate the DA. Here is the thing... The DA are not spending multi millions of tax payers money on flights and pri

  • marius.vanrooyen.37 - 2012-11-13 06:31

    And private renovations!

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-11-13 07:57

    All these government people are being investigated and nothing really happens to them. Gravy Train. Great comments below.

  • quarty.vanzyl - 2012-11-13 08:03

    yes its time for the compulsive flyer to explain!!

      Antipoaching - 2012-11-13 09:08

      I wonder if all these flights could be explained by the limitations on what Parliament allows as legitimate travel claims for MP's? She is such a disgrace to the Sisulu name

  • clive.kihn - 2012-11-13 08:26

    This arrogant woman is dragging the revered Sisulu name through the mud.

  • p.borchard - 2012-11-13 08:43

    "...dismissing the information as false ..." Yes - because the waste is guaranteed to be hugely under estimated. How refreshing to have Cosatu actually do something for a change.

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-11-13 11:21

    She is still HOT!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-13 11:40

    Probe Sisulu?. With what?.

  • clive.kihn - 2012-11-14 17:10

    This woman gets more obnoxious by the day. Her revered parents must be turning in their graves.

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