Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has paid a R1,000 admission of guilt fine. She was charged for breaking lockdown regulations earlier this month.
It came after a picture surfaced on social media showing the minister having lunch at former deputy minister Mduduzi Manana’s home.
President Cyril Ramaphosa summoned the minister to explain her actions and placed her on two months special leave. One month will be unpaid. The state alleged that, on April 5, Ndabeni-Abrahams unlawfully and intentionally failed to remain confined in her place of residence by visiting former deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana at his home.
“The investigations revealed that the visit was not for purposes of rendering essential service or obtaining essential goods, collecting a grant or seeking medical attention as per requirements of the Covid-19 regulations,” said Mjonondwane. President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, with one month’s salary docked.
Police minister Bheki Cele later told a Good Friday event in the Eastern Cape that Ramaphosa had instructed law enforcement agencies to work on the Ndabeni-Abrahams’ matter.
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Human rights activist Nomzamo Mbatha, does not shy away from expressing her opinions on issues that are affecting the continent at large. Nomzamo has used her platforms to fight for injustice in the country and to serve as a beacon of hope to many ordinary South Africans. The starlet who recently donated 1.5 million with her foundation The Lighthouse towards the Covid-19 relief, vented out her frustrations yesterday, about the effects of corruption.
We may all agree that corruption is very rife in the country and globally it is one of the challenges that many people are currently experiencing, as people just loot the resources of the government aimed at tackling various problems we may encounter. Read more