A visibly agitated minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has dismally failed to defend her decision to recommend disgraced senior department official Bruce Koloane as SA's ambassador to The Hague.

Nkoana-Mashabane, who was the minister of international relations and co-operation under former president Jacob Zuma, recommended Koloane's appointment to The Hague just months after he had been charged for facilitating the landing of a private plane for Gupta family wedding guests at the restricted Waterkloof Air Force Base. ..

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