Mkhwebane calls for action against van Rooyen

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has recommended that President Jacob Zuma act against Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen within 30 days.

This comes after she found that he deliberately made a misleading statement to the National Assembly.

Van Rooyen denied visiting the Gupta compound in Saxonwold in his official capacity in the run-up to his appointment as Finance Minister.

However, he later admitted to visiting the Guptas in his capacity as treasurer of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA).

Mkhwebane also wants her report to be tabled in the National Assembly within 14 days of the President receiving it.