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southafricalogoPretoria News reports that the urgent application in which suspended Director General of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni, asked the Gauteng North High Court to urgently overturn his suspension, did not go ahead on Tuesday.  

His lawyer told the media that the matter was too complex to deal with in the urgent court with its congested roll.  The parties will approach Deputy Judge President for a special court to deal with the matter and it will only be known later this week when it will be heard.  Apleni turned to court after Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize on 18 September placed him on precautionary suspension.  He claimed in court papers that the minister’s reasons for suspending him were irrational and the process followed by her was procedurally unfair.  He claimed only the president had the power to suspend him.  But in answering papers, President Jacob Zuma said Mkhize had had his backing in firing Apleni, as he had delegated his powers to her.

  • Read this report by Zelda Venter in full at Pretoria News
  • Read too, Home affairs minister rejects suspended D-G Apleni’s claims, at BusinessLive
  • And also, Apleni’s allegations against Home Affairs Minister border on ‘hysteria’‚ says acting DG, at TimesLive
  • As well as, Home Affairs Minister unavailable to explain DG’s suspension to Parly committee, at EWN

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