Committee finalising Pule report

It is still not clear just when the findings will be made public.

Former communications minister Dina Pule. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Parliament's ethics committee is finalising its investigation into axed communications minister Dina Pule.

Committee members met on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the probe.

It is expected to submit its findings to a full committee meeting early next week.

The Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interest decided to investigate Pule earlier this year.

This after media reports linked the then minister to allegations of nepotism and abuse of funds.

However, it is still not clear just when the findings will be made public.

The committee's Professor Ben Turok says, "The report is being finalised as we speak."

If found guilty of unethical conduct, Pule faces a public rebuke from the National Assembly speaker, a one month salary fine or she could be suspended for up to 15 days.

Pule is also being investigated by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the police.

She denies any wrongdoing and accused the Sunday Times newspaper of launching a smear campaign against her.