Ramatlhodi condemns Facebook post by govt official

This follows a number of Facebook posts by Social Development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant.

Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Service and Administration Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has urged all public servants to conduct themselves in a positive manner to promote exemplary conduct.

This follows a number of Facebook posts by Social Development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant, who's come out in defence of Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Oliphant made headlines last Wednesday when she took to social media and used defamatory language to hit back at those who accused Dlamini of being drunk at an official event.

In her post, Oliphant said she was fed up with people accusing Dlamini of being an alcoholic and swore at those who continued to label her a drunk.

He says any public servant who digresses the code of conduct should be found guilty of misconduct in terms of the Public Service Act.

The minister has called on officials in government to take action against those who don’t comply.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)