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Appointment of MEC's unqualified son probed

By unknown | Apr 18, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

The portfolio committee on sports arts and culture in the Limpopo legislature has instructed its chairman, Kgoshi Setlamorago Thobejane, to find out why the controversial appointment of the unqualified son of an MEC has not been reversed.

Thobejane is due to meet acting MEC for sports arts and culture Dikeledi Magadzi about the controversial appointment of Wisani Mashamba.

Mashamba was appointed assistant manager for human resources in the department where his mother is MEC, even though he did not qualify for the position.

The position required someone who was in possession of a tertiary qualification. But Mashamba was appointed despite only being in possession of a two-week's computer course certificate.

The committee, through the recommendations of the provincial standing committee on public finances, had ordered that the appointment be reversed because it was irregular. Head of the department Deliwe Nyathikazi had admitted in the legislature on March 10 that Wisani's appointment was irregular.

"We have given Thobejane seven days to come back to us with a convincing answer as to why the acting MEC failed to implement our decision," committee deputy chairman Tlhalefi Mashamaite said yesterday.

He said the committee would take action against whoever was responsible for the delays.

"The committee has no room for lazy and ineffective people within the public service," said Mashamaite.


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