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Making headlines: Mkhwebane responds to criticism; Pandor set for talks with Ramaphosa over Koloane's ambassador role; And, Mkhize says he never asked the PIC to fund the ANC
Mkhwebane responds to criticism
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has responded to a series of harsh criticisms levelled against her in court papers filed by Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.
She said her office had not been served with the papers yet, but that she was "disappointed at the indignity of personal insults contained in the court application".
Mkhwebane's office says she accepts that a review is part of the prescribed process available to aggrieved parties to challenge reports emanating from her office.
Pandor set for talks with Ramaphosa over Koloane's ambassador role
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor says she intends to have a discussion with President Cyril Ramaphosa about the suitability of Bruce Koloane's ambassadorship to the Netherlands in light of testimony at the State capture commission of inquiry.
The former chief of State protocol admitted he abused the powers of his office to facilitate the Gupta Waterkloof landing in 2013.
Pandor said it was the president's prerogative to appoint heads of mission, to receive foreign heads of mission, to conduct state-to-state relations, and to negotiate and sign all international agreements.
And, Mkhize says he never asked the PIC to fund the ANC
Former African National Congress Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize says he did not request funding from the Public Investment Corporation or any other State-owned entity for the ANC January 8 statement.
Mkhize issued a statement on Thursday, in response to the testimony of former PIC head Dan Matjila before the commission of inquiry on Wednesday.
Mkhize explained that the ANC, through the Progressive Business Forum, facilitates engagements between business and political leaders.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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