Muthambi dismisses reports of tender fraud

Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, has been accused of tender fraud & nepotism.

Newly appointed Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi takes the oath as she is sworn in as minister on 26 May 2014. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's new Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has brushed aside reports of tender fraud and nepotism against her while she was still a municipal manager in Limpopo.

Muthambi replaced Yunus Carrim as the minister in Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle.

The South African Municipal Workers Union has accused Muthambi of appointing her cousin as a librarian without following the right processes which resulted in her being suspended for several months.

Muthambi says she was never found guilty of any wrongdoing.

"There is no dark spot on my part, if I was guilty I would've been prosecuted and charged and I am happy the report that was provided cleared me."

Thirty five ministers and 37 deputy ministers were sworn in at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Monday afternoon in front of dignitaries which included senior ANC officials and members of the Presidency.

The event was presided over by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma announced his new Cabinet in Pretoria on Sunday evening, just a day after his inauguration at the Union Buildings