Makhura calls on Ramaphosa to change how public servants are appointed

David Makhura delivered the closing address at the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation’s three-day Inclusive Growth Conference in the Drakensberg.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: @CyrilRamaphosa/Twitter

DRAKENSBERG – Gauteng Premier David Makhura has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to change how public servants are appointed, adding that officials must be subjected to lifestyle audits.

Makhura delivered the closing address at the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation’s three-day Inclusive Growth Conference in the Drakensberg.

The Gauteng Premier says the way public servants are appointed needs to change.

“And that reform should be one of the things that President Ramaphosa should really sign very quickly. The ethics of our public servants and our public officials must be another thing we can’t downplay.”

He says lifestyle audits on politicians are necessary.

“If you’re not willing to subject your own life for the public to know, why should they entrust you with the most important decisions of our country?”

He says society must demand ethics and integrity from all politicians.