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faithmuthambiBusinessLive reports that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has launched an investigation into allegations that Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Minister Faith Muthambi is running a bloated private office.  

It was reported on Friday that Muthambi had employed 40 people allegedly in breach of government policy on the number of staff members ministers are allowed.  The report sparked a complaint to the PSC by Desiree van der Walt‚ DA spokesperson on the public service.  Claiming that she was the victim of a "personal vendetta", Muthambi’s office said:  “We wish to repeat for the record‚ again‚ that the minister has not deviated from the law and regulations provided for in the ministerial handbook."  Van der Walt welcomed the PSC investigation, saying:  "For far too long … Muthambi has ‘got away with murder’ in her brazen attempt to turn the ministry into an employment agency for the politically connected few."

  • Read this report by Thabo Mokone and Dave Chambers in full at Businesslive

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