Makwetu to take over AG post

The Deputy Auditor General was the unanimous choice for the multi-party selection committee.

Auditor-General Terence Nombembe speaks on reports relating to audits of national and provincial government departments. Picture: SAPA

CAPE TOWN - Kimi Makwetu will take over as Auditor General when incumbent Terence Nombembe steps down in November.

Makwetu, the current deputy auditor general, was the unanimous choice for Members of Parliament (MPs) on the multi-party selection committee.

Six candidates were interviewed for the crucial post.

With six years as Nombembe's deputy under his belt, Makwetu was the obvious choice.

He brings continuity and is known as the safe pair of hands.

ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani said the party is confident that under Makwetu's leadership, the office will continue to do excellent work auditing national and provincial government departments, and their entities.

The committee's recommendation will go before the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.