Allegations of nepotism involving the Office of the Public Service Commission Director-General

20 February 2020

The Public Service Commission (PSC), led by its Chairperson, Adv. Richard Sizani, has announced that it would institute a credible, external and fair investigation to investigate allegations of nepotism levelled against the Director-General, Dr. D Mamphiswana, in the filling of the post of Chief Director: Professional Ethics at the PSC as reported in the media on the 26 January 2020.

The PSC wishes to advise that at its special plenary of all commissioners, a collective decision was taken to formally refer the matter to the President as the Executive Authority designated by law to deal with career incidents, including disciplinary matters pertaining to the Directors-General, to conduct an independent inquiry regarding the allegations. To this end, the PSC has suspended the initial investigation pending the decision by the President.

We appeal to the members of the media and other interested parties to afford this due process a chance.

The PSC can confirm that the Commission received no complaint before the article was published and has, on its own accord, decided to take immediate action about the allegation as it considered these allegations in a serious light.

Further communication will be made in due course.

Issued by the Public Service Commission

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