EDITORIAL
1 minute read
18 Nov 2014
8:00 am

The minister still smells fishy

EDITORIAL

She has been found guilty of violating the executive ethics code, but thanks to her proximity to President Jacob Zuma, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson continues to get away with it.

In 2012 Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found her guilty of abusing her travel perks and recommended that Zuma reprimand her.

In another investigation while Joemat-Pettersson was minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries Madonsela called for disciplinary action against her for her role in an R800 million marine-resources tender. Despite her indiscretions, Joemat-Pettersson has faced no consequences, as she is part of Zuma’s inner circle.

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