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southafricalogoNews24 reports that Themba Godi, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), said on Monday afternoon that SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Thokozani Magwaza had been forced to resign following irreconcilable differences with Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.  

“As far as I understand, Mr Magwaza was actually asked to leave because he did not see eye to eye with the minister.  Last week Mr Magwaza announced the disillusion (dissolution) of work streams which irregularly were appointed by the minister according to the treasury.  This led to increased tension between the CEO and the minister,” Godi claimed.  In a statement on Monday, Dlamini said Magwaza had resigned following a "consultative process" led by the head of legal services Adv. Nkosinathi Dladla.  Magwaza reportedly received several death threats before his resignation.

  • Read this report by James de Villiers in full at News24
  • Read too, Sassa CEO Magwaza removed after accepting exit package, at eNCA
  • And also, After death threats, clashes with minister, social security boss leaves, at BusinessLive

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