File. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane during a meeting at the Mpumalanga legislature on March 02, 2017 in Nelspruit.
JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen lied to Parliament.
In her response to a DA complaint, Mkhwebane said Van Rooyen deliberately misled MPs when he answered a question about a meeting with the controversial Gupta family.
The minister claimed he had not visited the family&39;s home in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, since taking office.
But the Public Protector&39;s report found this was a lie that put Van Rooyen in violation of the Executive Ethics Code .
Mkhwebane has ordered the president to take action against Van Rooyen.
Van Rooyen maintains he met with the Guptas in his capacity as treasurer general of the ANC&39;s Military Veterans Association.