Zuma to fire Dina Pule: report

Communications Minister Dina Pule is set to be fired, with alleged corruption suggested as one of the reasons, the Sunday Independent has reported

February 10, 2013
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The Sunday Independent has reported that embattled Communications Minister Dina Pule is set to be fired by President Jacob Zuma following reports of alleged corruption.

The newspaper reported that Pule, who was not voted back onto the ANC’s NEC, asked to be redeployed as an Ambassador.

“Communications is a key portfolio, but Pule’s preoccupation with dousing fires and suspected conflicts of interest, as well as her inability to drive the policy process, suggests that she is too great a liability for Zuma,” the Sunday Independent reported.

The Sunday Times recently reported that Pule’s boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa was paid R6-million in management fees for the 2012 ICT Indaba.

The report further suggests that the conference organisers were forced by the Department of Communications (DoC) to hire Mngqibisa.

The Sunday Times cited two forensic documents which showed that Mngqibisa was not really involved in the organisation of the event, despite being paid R6-million.

The Sunday Independent said that Pule’s likely successor is Lindiwe Zulu, Zuma’s advisor on international relations. Other candidates include current deputy minister Stella Ndabeni, Obed Bapela, and Lindiwe Sisulu.

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