Investigation into Dina Pule completed

The outcome of allegations of nepotism & abuse of funds by Dina Pule are set to be revealed.

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

CAPE TOWN - The outcome of the ethics probe into former Communications Minister Dina Pule will be made known on Wednesday.

The panel, which is made up of members of Parliament, investigated allegations against of nepotism and abuse of funds against her.

Pule attracted the attention of Parliament's ethics watchdog after the Sunday Times newspaper published reports about her romantic partner allegedly benefitting from the ICT Indaba her department hosted last year

The panel has finalised its report.

The lengthy probe began in March this year and the panel reportedly had to process more than 2,000 pages of evidence.

Parliament's ethics committee will meet behind closed doors during lunchtime, which is when the panel will deliver their report. The committee will then consider the report and its recommendations.

Just what those recommendations are will be revealed at a media briefing at 4pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Pule was fired by President Jacob Zuma last month during his fourth Cabinet reshuffle since 2009. Zuma replaced her with former Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Yunis Carrim.

He also fired Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi and replaced him with Lechesa Tsenoli.