13 August 2020 - NW1701
Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the President of the Republic
Whether he has received a copy of a certain report (name furnished) compiled by a certain person (name furnished) on 8 July 2020; (2) whether he intends to take action against a certain person (name furnished), in terms of section 12(1)(a) of the Public Service Act, Act 103 of 1994, read with section 16A(1) of the Act, in line with the recommendations of the report; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the action he intends to take against the specified person?
No, I have not received the report.
In terms of a Presidential Minute dated 27 February 2020, I delegated to the Minister of Public Service and Administration the power to enquire if there was any improper conduct during the filling of a vacancy within the Department.
The final report of the investigation was submitted to the Presidency in late July, and the specified person was given an opportunity to make a submission on my intention to place him on precautionary suspension. Following receipt of his written representations, I have placed him on precautionary suspension with effect from 6 August 2020 pending a formal disciplinary hearing.