PRETORIA — South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday fired two cabinet ministers implicated in graft in an attempt to dispel criticism that he is soft on corruption in his government.
Zuma told reporters Cooperative Governance minister Sicelo Shiceka and Public Works minister Gwen Mahlangu Nkabinde would leave cabinet.
Shiceka was suspected of spending 600 000 rand on un-sanctioned luxury travel including overseas visits to a girlfriend imprisoned in Switzerland for drug smuggling.
Nkabinde and Police Commissioner Bheki Cele, who is not in the cabinet, were named in a government-sanctioned report for suspected illegal conduct in property rental deals. —Reuters