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parliamentBusinessLive reports that beleaguered Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana has been given seven days to explain why he should not be placed on precautionary suspension.  

This follows a preliminary investigation into serious allegations of maladministration and abuse of power against him.  The probe was conducted by Parliament’s audit committee at the request of National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise after a complaint by public-sector union Nehawu in May.  The allegations included Mgidlana’s receipt of an ex gratia bonus payment of R71‚000 while in his position for just two months‚ improper allocation of a study bursary‚ abuse of Parliament’s domestic and international travel policies, and irregular procurement of services.  Mgidlana has been on special leave since June, which was granted at his request, but this is now likely to become a suspension should he fail to convince Mbete and Modise otherwise.

  • Read this report by Thabo Mokone in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Parliament to institute disciplinary against Mgidlana, at News24

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