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farming thumb medium80 84TimesLive reports that Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) director-general Mike Mlengana has been suspended due to "governance-related issues"‚ but he has yet to be informed what exactly the charges against him are.  

"They haven't charged me‚ so I want to hear from them what are the charges‚" Mlengana said on Thursday.  The ministry announced on Wednesday that Mlengana had been suspended with immediate effect‚ about a year after he was appointed to great applause.  But, a statement from the ministry did not disclose specific reasons for the suspension.  AgriSA on Thursday expressed concern about the gap that will be left by Mlengana's departure‚ saying that it was important to have a permanent DG in light of the prevailing drought and bird flu outbreak.

  • Read this report in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Agriculture DG’s suspension comes at inopportune time, laments AgriSA, at BusinessLive

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