Zuma welcomes Public Protector's findings

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the findings of Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela, relating to Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

The allegations against Mthethwa related to exorbitant expenditure at hotels in Durban and Cape Town, while the allegations against Mokonyane related to her office's alleged involvement in the awarding without tender, of a project to beautify the Albertina Sisulu highway between OR Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg.

The Public Protector found that both the minister and premier did not act in breach of any of the provisions of the Executive Ethics Code and were not guilty of unethical behaviour.

Zuma has written to Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, informing him that no action will be taken against the two as they were not guilty of any wrongdoing.

The President has in addition reminded ministers, deputy ministers and premiers to abide by the Executive Ethics Code and the Ministerial Handbook at all times.