Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, his wife and three children went on a R680,000 holiday to Dubai that was at least partly paid for by a supplier to his department while he was sports minister in 2016, Eyewitness News (EWN) reported on Monday. Records showed Mbalula, who was promoted to minister of police in President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle in March, had at least R300,000 of his family’s getaway sponsored by a supplier to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) called Sedgars Sports. EWN said Mbalula refused to confirm or deny that Sedgars had paid for the trip when he was first approached for comment in July. "What is the name of the company or the person who paid for the trip?" he asked. "Maybe [the] Guptas paid for it." In September, Mbalula issued a statement saying: "You are invading my privacy if you think I’ve transgressed [the] executive or members code as you claim. My family trip is a confidential matter in terms of ethics code. So, once...

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