Sbu Ndebele — PICTURE: GALLO IMAGES Fraud and corruption accused and former transport minister, Sbu Ndebele, has been quietly recalled as SA’s High Commissioner to Australia.In papers filed at the Constitutional Court by the Transport Department in its battle against Tasima, a company that allegedly paid Ndebele a R10-million bribe in 2010 for the illegal extension of its more than R2-billion contract, the department reveals that Ndebele is no longer serving in Canberra, the Australian capital.The papers said Ndebele "was recalled most recently as a result of the indictment" in connection with the alleged bribe.Details of Ndebele’s recalling are part of the department’s bid to ask the Constitutional Court to allow it to appeal a December judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal that favoured Tasima.Ndebele, a member of the ANC national executive committee, was indicted in December for allegedly accepting R10-million from companies linked to Tasima through his Investec Bank account in...

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