President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Director-General of the Public Service Commission (PSC) Dr Dovhani Mamphiswana, on precautionary suspension. The presidency said the suspension of the Director-General does not in any way constitute a judgment on the part of the President.
The President informed the Director-General on Thursday, 06 August 2020 that the suspension, with full pay, takes effect immediately.
In January this year, the Sunday Independent reported that Mamphiswana allegedly chaired a panel which recommended the appointment of the mother of his child as a chief director for professional ethics.
In a statement released on Wednesday , it states that in terms of a Presidential Minute dated 27 February 2020, the President delegated to the Minister of Public Service and Administration the power to investigate if there was any improper conduct during the filling of a vacancy within the Department.
The report submitted to the President has recommended that the President institute formal disciplinary action against Dr Mamphiswana.
The presidency said this is a precautionary suspension.