The National Prosecuting Authority will not prosecute ANC Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula for money laundering.
The charges stem from a December 2016 family trip to Dubai.
After discovering that Mbalula, who was minister of sport at the time, had gone on a holiday partially funded by sports supplier Sedgars Sport, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane submitted the matter to the NPA.
The company was doing business with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee at the time of the trip.
The trip is estimated to have cost R680 000.
The NPA claims that their probe into Mbalula found no evidence of crime.
“After police investigations, guided by the prosecutors in the Pretoria SCCU office and the DPP office, a decision to decline to prosecute anyone in this matter was taken, as there is no evidence supporting allegations of criminal activity,” NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said on Wednesday.