Shiceka’s spending probed
By Khanyisa Tabata
15 June 2011
The Public Protector has begun investigating the alleged misuse of millions-of-Rands in state funds by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Sicelo Shiceka.
Presidential spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says the President will be guided in his decision by Thuli Madonsela's report.
Public Protector Spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi said the investigation had been delayed by Shiceka's request for extensions.
"The Public Protector is currently evaluating the response and processing the investigation," Masibi said.
The investigation has apparently been delayed by Shiceka's request for extensions. The minister allegedly spent taxpayers' money on luxury hotels and first-class air tickets while visiting a jailed girlfriend in Switzerland.