Public Protector vindicates Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Paul Ngobeni’s appointment25 April 2012
Following a complaint to the Public Protector by the Democratic Alliance's (DA) MP, David Maynier in which he alleged that Paul Ngobeni’s appointment as Special Advisor was irregular and that he was not vetted, the Public Protector released her report on her investigation yesterday.
The final report of the Public Protector finds as follows:
The Minister welcomes the findings of the Public Protector and calls on Mr David Maynier to apologise to Mr Ngobeni, the Minister and the Ministry for his defamation remarks and all the allegations he made in the media about the appointment and process of appointment.
The Minister notes all other comments in the Public Protector’s report and that Mr Ngobeni is not prohibited from practising law in South Africa.
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