Muthambi: Public Service Dept dealing with corruption

Answering questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday, Muthambi provided details on the disciplinary action against three director generals.

FILE: Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Public Service Minister Faith Muthambi says her department is hard at work dealing with corruption.

Answering questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday, Muthambi provided details on the disciplinary action against three director-generals.

Their suspensions have raised serious concerns about the efficient running of the affected departments.

The Director-General of Agriculture Mike Mlengana was suspended in July on charges related to the misappropriation of funds and insubordination for suspending other officials.

In the Water and Sanitation Department, Director-General Dan Mashitisho is also on suspension.

His disciplinary hearing will officially get underway next month after a first meeting last week.

Axed Director-General of Rural Development and Land Reform Mduduzi Shabane is appealing his dismissal on financial misconduct charges in the Labour Court.

Muthambi says that she's resurrected the National Corruption Forum which has been dormant since 2011.

“The department is hard at work to deal with these matters.”

But the Economic Freedom Fighters say that it believes officials are falling foul of their political principals for refusing to do their bidding.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)