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DA to file complaint on appointment of Simelane, Shaik by Sisulu

Simelane was former President Jacob Zuma's appointment to the director of public prosecutions, while Shaik played a lamentable role in the Bulelani Ngcuka Apartheid spy debacle.

FILE: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: @The_DHS/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that it will file a complaint at the Public Service Commission to investigate the appointment of Menzi Simelane and Mo Shaik to the Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Department.

Simelane was former President Jacob Zuma's appointment to the director of public prosecutions, while Shaik played a lamentable role in the Bulelani Ngcuka Apartheid spy debacle.

Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu has appointed Simelane and Shaik as special advisors at her office.

However, the DA said this worked to the disadvantage of the South African taxpayer who was now likely to pay the exorbitant salaries of the pair.

The DA's Emma Louise Powell said the party would also file a Promotion of Access to Information Act application to request the salaries of the newly appointed advisors.

Meanwhile, the Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Department said it would wait to see on what basis the da wants to contest the appointment of the two advisors at the office Sisulu.

Spokesperson Makhosini Mitwa said: “Well, we will see when they file that complaint and right now they are talking about filing that complaint but we don’t know what the basis of that complaint will be because both individuals are suitably qualified and there is nothing preventing that from being appointed to those positions.”