Browsing: Dina Pule

Ex-minister splurged R370k on rentals

Former minister Roy Padayachie burnt through more than R370 000 of taxpayers’ money on rental cars in a four-month period, public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu said in parliament on Monday. Sisulu was responding to a question from Democratic Alliance MP Patricia

ANC discussing Pule at ‘high level’

What to do about sacked communications minister Dina Pule is being discussed at a “high level” in the ANC, the party’s deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, said on Monday. “It is not being dismissed as casually as it may seem,” Duarte told reporters in Johannesburg

TalkCentral: Ep 92 – ‘Fallen’

TalkCentral hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson dive into the big technology stories of the past week. In the show this week, we talk about former communications minister Dina Pule’s censure in parliament, new communications minister Yunus Carrim on local-loop unbundling and

Why ANC MPs swarmed to Pule’s defence

The day before disgraced former communications minister Dina Pule was reprimanded and apologised to parliament, the men who brought her to book were taken to task by their ANC counterparts for the way in which they handled the matter. Angry ANC MPs sympathetic to

ANC, DA war of words over Pule

The ANC has called for DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard’s removal from parliament’s ethics committee. She had “violated her oath to confidentiality” during a recent hearing by parliament’s ethics committee into former communications minister Dina Pule, the office of ANC chief whip Stone Sizani claimed

Is Pule’s punishment sufficient?

Axed communications minister Dina Pule cut a lonely figure as national assembly speaker Max Sisulu rebuked her publicly in Parliament on Tuesday. She responded by offering a qualified apology to parliament. “Hon speaker, thank you very much for the opportunity. I want to say in this house that I gave the best

Pule pummelled in parliament

Former communications minister Dina Pule has been reprimanded in parliament as part of the punitive measures enacted against her after parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests found her guilty of abusing her position to benefit her boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa, and misleading the

Pule: ‘If I made a mistake, I’m sorry’

“I want to say in this house that I gave the best I could do to do my job. And that if in the course of me doing my job I made a mistake, I am sorry, I apologise.” Those were the brief words uttered by former communications minister Dina Pule after she was reprimanded by parliament and subjected

Sekese says sorry to parliament

Communications department director-general Rosey Sekese has apologised to parliament’s portfolio committee on communications for misleading it last year over her failure to sign a performance agreement. In January, Sekese was placed on special leave

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