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southafricalogoNews24 reports that Mkuseli Apleni, director-general of the Department of Home Affairs, was expected to challenge his suspension by Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.  

Mkhize announced Apleni's precautionary suspension in a short statement on 18 September, but did not give reasons.  Apleni was appointed to the position in 2010.  He appeared in the High Court on 3 October, but the matter was not heard at that time.  His attorney SJ Thema said at the time that Apleni believed that the minister did not have the powers to suspend him.  Thema also said his client had filed a supplementary affidavit to deal with Mkhize's comments during an eNCA interview in which she said Apleni was "unstable and delusional".

  • A short report by Jeanette Chabalala is at News24

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