Lindiwe Sisulu gets heat for hiring 'shady characters', Shaik, Simelane

Lindiwe Sisulu gets heat for hiring 'shady characters', Shaik, Simelane

- Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has been slammed for her choice in special advisers

- Sisulu appointed Mo Shaik and Menzi Simelane and not everyone is impressed

- These two are accused of playing a big role in state capture and are described as 'shady'

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Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements and Water and Sanitation, has been roasted for deciding to hire Mo Shaik and Menzi Simelane.

They've been appointed as her special advisers and this decision has not gone down well with fellow politicians.

Shaik and Simelane have been described as 'shady characters' and implicated in state capture.

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As reported on by The South African, Shaik is accused of falsely making Bulelani Ngcuka, who served as the first National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) in South Africa, look like an 'apartheid spy'.

Shaik apparently also initially refused to investigate the Gupta family.

Simelane's appointment as NDPP was said to be invalid and inconsistent with the Constitution, gathered. He was also banned from practising law in SA.

There have been links found between Simelane and the Guptas.

The Democratic Alliance is not at all pleased with Sisulu's decision to hire the two.

"The South African taxpayer is now officially paying the likely exorbitant salaries of Menzi Simelane and Mo Shaik, who have both been implicated for their role in state capture.
"It’s lunacy to justify the expenditure of taxpayer money on the appointment of politically-connected cadres without having received a CV from them."

The DA will file a complaint the Public Service Commission for the appointments to be investigated.

Meanwhile, South Africans have responded to the news and it seems that they think Sisulu is gearing up to run for president.

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