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Pretoria - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday said she had laid criminal charges against State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba for contempt and "interference with the functioning of her office".
Mkhwebane laid the charges against Letsatsi-Duba over her failure to hand over a declassified document the PP required in connection with an investigation into alleged violation of the Executive Members’ Ethics Code by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Mkhwebane laid the charges at Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria.
The Public Protector in a statement explained her decision to lay charges against the minister.