Communications Minister - Stella Ndabeni Abrahams pays admission of guilt fine

Ndabeni-Abrahams pays admission of guilt fine

Communications Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has paid an admission of guilt fine for breaking the lockdown regulations.

Stella Ndabei-Abrahams in a hoodie at briefing cellphone data

She was charged for contravening the Disaster Management Act after she was earlier this month photographed having lunch at former deputy higher education minister - Mduduzi Manana's home.

The NPA says investigations revealed that the visit was not for the purposes of providing an essential service or obtaining essential goods.

In a statement - Manana claimed Ndabeni-Abrahams had arrived at his home to collect personal protective equipment saying it was a donation from his foundation.

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The NPA says the minister paid the R1 000 fine yesterday. She was summonsed to appear in court in Pretoria next month. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Ndabeni-Abrahams on two-months special leave - with one month unpaid.

She was also instructed to apologise to the nation - which she has done.

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