Presidency dismisses Pule reports

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IOL pic feb11 dina pule Independent Newspapers Communications Minister Dina Pule. File photo: Neil Baynes

Johannesburg - The Presidency has dismissed media reports that Communications Minister Dina Pule could soon lose her job.

“The Presidency has noted the carefully orchestrated rumour published by most Sunday newspapers today that President Jacob Zuma is to relieve the Minister of Communications... of her duties and reshuffle his cabinet,” Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement on Sunday night.

“The rumour and speculation are mischievous and will not distract government from the main activity this coming week, the State of the Nation address by the president.”

The Sunday Times reported that Pule could lose her job following scandals involving her boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa.

It reported that talk within the African National Congress and government circles was that Pule would be sacked as part of a cabinet reshuffle. - Sapa


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