South Africa gets a new minister of communications

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Those who’ve been shaking their heads in frustration as Dina Pule continues to campaign in courts, rather than improve communications, can now finally rejoice.

TechCentral reports that President Jacob Zuma has fired the controversial minister of communications, today. She will be replaced by Yunus Carrim, the current deputy minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs.

According to TechCentral there are two investigations into the outgoing minister. Parliament is investigating allegations of nepotism, involving her boyfriend Phosane Mngqibisa, as reported by the Sunday Times over the course of the last year.

Pule originally replaced Roy Padayachie, who was the successor to Siphiwe Nyanda – three ministers of communication for Zuma’s current presidency.

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