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publicprotectorNews24 reports that Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed the institution's chief operating officer, Basani Baloyi, and has suspended four senior officials and investigators.  Baloyi will leave the Public Protector's employ at the end of this month.  

Executive manager Pona Mogaladi, chief investigator Abongile Madiba, chief investigator Lesedi Sekele and senior investigator Tebogo Kekana have been suspended.  While it is unclear what investigations they were involved in, apparently at least one of them was involved in a complaint that EFF leader Julius Malema lodged against the Financial Services Conduct Authority.  That report is being reviewed in the High Court.  In a letter penned by the PP’s chief executive Vussy Mahlangu, Baloyi was deemed unsuitable for the position of chief operating officer on the basis of lacking the required skills and conduct.  Mahlangu indicated in the letter that the PP could not make Baloyi a permanent employee, adding that if she wished to appeal the decision, she should do so directly to Mkhwebane.  Baloyi will not be required to work for the rest of the month but must be available if needed.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kyle Cowan, Azarrah Karrim and Pieter du Toit at News24

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