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Protector clears Sisulu

There is no evidence to prove that Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu broke any laws in appointing a...

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There is no evidence to prove that Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu broke any laws in appointing a controversial legal advisor to her department, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Tuesday.

She released her findings from a probe looking into the appointment of Paul Ngobeni as a special legal advisor.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) lodged the complaint.

Ngobeni is accused of being a fugitive in the United States after he failed to appear in court.

Madonsela said he may have a case to answer to.

However, in terms of his appointment by Sisulu, Madonsela said no laws were violated. 

She asked the ministry tighten up its vetting processes.

Meanwhile, Madonsela also announced she would not launch an investigation against controversial Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli.

The protector said she was waiting for the current investigation against Mdluli to be concluded, before deciding if she would get involved.

Mdluli is accused of employing and promoting his relatives, and giving them luxury cars.

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