Minister defends cushy job for Zuma’s ‘fall guy’

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Minister defends cushy job for Zuma’s ‘fall guy’

Bruce Koloane had already been punished and ‘we can’t punish post-punishment’, Nkoana-Mashabane tells Zondo

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Cabinet minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was treading water at the state capture commission on Thursday as she was quizzed over her decision to recommend Bruce Koloane for an ambassador post to the Hague in 2014.

This was mere months after he facilitated the landing of a private plane for Gupta wedding guests at the restricted Waterkloof Air Force base. 

The minister in the presidency for women, youth and people with disabilities – who at the time served as minister of international relations and cooperation – was the one who wrote to former president Jacob Zuma recommending Koloane for the post...

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