Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
14 Jan 2022
4:35 am

Sisulu’s plagiarism a ‘very serious issue, killing intellectual property’ – Msimang

Brian Sokutu

Sisulu has been accused of plagiarism after quoting verbatim part of a speech delivered by liberal conservative Grieve to the International Association of Prosecutors, without acknowledging him.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu speaks during the introduction of Cuban engineers who will be working on the country's water system on April 22, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. According to media reports, the imported 24 Cuban engineers will transfer skills and knowledge on water and sanitation. Photo: Gallo Images/Beeld/Deaan Vivier

Desperation to ascend to the highest office in the ANC is behind this week’s unprecedented attack on the judiciary by Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu – with her plagiarising part of a speech delivered in 2013 by former UK attorney – general Dominic Grieve QC now having sparked a political storm. Despite condemning black judges for “colonised thinking” in her second published opinion piece – brushing off criticism levelled at her by ANC veteran Mavuso Msimang – Sisulu quoted verbatim part of a speech delivered by liberal-conservative Grieve to the International Association of Prosecutors, without acknowledging him. Sisulu branded Msimang as...