Pule to learn her fate

The outcome of a parliamentary ethics probe against Dina Pule might be revealed next week.

President Jacob Zuma, Communications Minister Dina Pule and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - Axed Communications Minister Dina Pule could know as early as next week the outcome of a parliamentary ethics probe against her.

A panel of Members of Parliament (MP)s were appointed in March to look at allegations of nepotism and abuse of funds.

The panel is finalising its report.

Pule is accused of abusing millions of rands intended for the Information Communication Technology Indaba held in Cape Town last year.

Parliament's Ethics Committee is expected to consider the findings of the panel that investigated the allegations early next week.

Committee Co-Chairperson Professor Ben Turok said, "The report includes findings and recommendations. The committee either accepts or amends or rejects and then we send a report to the speaker."

If found guilty, Pule faces sanctions that include a public reprimand and a fine of up to a month's salary.

Turok said in terms of the rules of Parliament the findings of the probe must be made public.