Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has jabbed at Busisiwe Mkhwebane, coming to the defense of Dondo Mogajane. Mboweni revealed that he had taken issue with the Public Protector's finding that the director-general should have action taken against him.
Tito Mboweni has revealed that he disagrees with the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, claiming that she has a problem.
Responding to a question posed to him ahead of yesterday's Budget Speech, the Finance Minister commented that he disapproved of Mkhwebane's finding that he should take disciplinary action against director-general Dondo Mogajane.
According to Eyewitness News, Mkhwebane had found that Mogajane had hidden his speeding record when he applied for the position and had instructed Mboweni to take disciplinary action against him.
The Finance Minister made it clear that he disapproves and will be taking the finding on review:
“The collective view in the ministry of finance is that the Public Protector’s findings are wrong. I am saying this as strongly as I can, knowing that this is the office of the Public Protector, but the incumbent is a problem."
Briefly.co.za gathered that the minister is fond of the man, with Mboweni jokingly revealing that Mogajane is referred to as 'Speedy Dondo' in the office but that he was a 'good, Christian man nonetheless'.
The Public Protector isn't taking this lying down, with Oupa Segalwe ( her acting spokesman) commenting that:
“She’s taken aback because the president has announced that he’s taking action against Mogajane. It, therefore, appears to be strange that the minister is contradicting the president”
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!