Madonsela: Report on Pule almost ready

Thuli Madonsela was asked to investigate allegations of corruption and nepotism against Dina Pule.

Thuli Madonsela was asked to investigate allegations of corruption and nepotism against Dina Pule.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has until the first day of next month to submit his comments on the Public Protector's provisional report into former minister Dina Pule.

Thuli Madonsela was asked to investigate allegations of corruption and nepotism against Pule.

Last month the former minister was found to have willfully misled Parliament by denying her romantic relationship with a man who allegedly made millions from sponsorship deals with her former department.

If Zuma doesn't ask for an extension for his deadline to submit his comments, it means Madonsela could be finalising the report soon.

The Public Protector's spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi said, "She'll consider the comments she's received to the best extent possible."

This long awaited provisional report was supposed to be released six months ago, but was halted due to capacity constraints and a witnesses not coming to the table.

Parliament's Ethics Committee has already found Pule guilty of breaching Parliament's code of conduct.

The former communications minister has also been removed from Cabinet.

She has since apologised acknowledging that she made a mistake.