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publicprotectorTimesLive reports that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ordered President Cyril Ramaphosa to take disciplinary action against Treasury director-general (DG) Dondo Mogajane for failing to disclose that he had been convicted of a traffic offence when he applied for his post in 2017.  

She noted that although his Road Traffic Act violation could be described as a "trivial" charge, his failure to disclose it during his job interview spoke to his honesty as a state official.  Mkhwebane has also found that former finance minister Malusi Gigaba’s conduct in appointing Mogajane had been "improper".  She indicated:  "Evidence before me confirms that former minister Gigaba knew or ought to have reasonably known about Mr Mogajane’s failure to disclose the criminal record in his Z83 application form."  Mkhwebane declined to comment on whether she believed Ramaphosa should fire Mogajane.  "That is not for me to decide," she indicated.

  • Read Karyn Maughan’s original report on this story at TimesLive
  • Read too, Treasury DG hid criminal record during job application, says Public Protector, at News24

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