DA threatens legal action over recommendation for public service post

DA threatens legal action over recommendation for public service post

- The Democratic Alliance is not at all pleased with the ANC's preferred candidate for commissioner of the Public Service Commission

- The leading party has put forward the name of Zanele Hlatshwayo, former mayor of Msunduzi

- Mzunduzi was axed after the municipality that she led was put under administration for irregular expenditure

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The ANC's candidate for commissioner of the Public Service Commission is not sitting right with opposition party, the DA.

The party is threatening to approach the courts unless the ANC withdraws its recommendation of Zanele Hlatshwayo, the former mayor of Msunduzi.

News24 reports that Zanele was removed from her post after the municipality that she was in charge of was placed under administration.

She was mayor from 2007 to 2010 and in 2009 the IFP brought a motion of no confidence against her, accusing her of spending money on 'pet projects' and to attend Barack Obama's inauguration. She claimed to be innocent.

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In 2010, the municipality was placed under administration thanks to its financial state and non-compliance with statutory obligations.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the DA was in support of the current Deputy Public Protector, Kevin Malunga, for the post. He is the ANC's second choice after Zanele.

Leon Schreiber, spokesperson public service and administration for the DA, stated:

"The ANC is determined to use cadre Hlatshwayo to capture the PSC, where she will be paid more than R1.5m per year.
"If the ANC does not withdraw the recommendation to appoint Hlatshwayo, the DA will not hesitate to approach the courts to set aside this patently irrational appointment, and to request personal cost orders against the ANC members of the committee who knowingly recommended an unfit and improper cadre."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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