Mbalula to cooperate with Public Protector probe

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JOHANNESBURG - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said he would co-operate fully with the investigation by the Public Protector.

Thuli Madonsela confirmed she would be investigating allegations of fruitless and wasteful expenditure, against Mbalula and his deputy Gert Oosthuizen.

The Democratic Alliance laid a complaint regarding the cost of Mbalula and Oosthuizen’s flights between March 2010 and April 2012.

Mbalula’s spokesman Justin Deallende said the allegations are baseless.

“All the trips and expenses incurred by the minister has been in line with his responsibilities as Sport and Recreation Minister.”  

(Edited by Lynne O’Connor)