The chairperson of the disciplinary hearing found Marhule showed no remorse and the “relationship of trust between the employer and the employee has broken down and cannot be restored”.
Motsoaledi said the department was committed to ensuring clean governance.
“The outcome of this disciplinary hearing is taking us closer to ensuring we bring to an end irregular practises and decisions by home affairs officials within the system. We are cracking down on all forms of irregularities wherever we find them at home affairs.”
Previously, Mashaba slammed Motsoaledi's explanation about Bushiri's escape from SA to Malawi after being granted bail.
Motsoaledi said his department was not solely to blame for Bushiri's escape. He also blamed SA's porous borders, saying this was a “common cause”.
“We are suffering from your own government's failure to secure our borders and deal with illegal immigration,” said Mashaba