MEDIA STATEMENTS: Precautionary suspensions of the Department’s Chief Financial Officer, and Deputy Director-General: Administration

Date: 15 Oct 2017

The Minister for Public Service and Administration Ms Faith Muthambi hereby announces that the Department’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Masilo Makhura, and Deputy Director-General: Administration, Ms Linda Shange, have been placed on precautionary suspension with effect from 13 October 2017, pending the finalisation of a formal investigation process.

The suspensions are precautionary measures taken by the Ministry and do not in any way constitute a judgement against the two senior officials.

As is common course, this process is confidential and is a matter between the employer and the employees concerned. As with all such matters, the Department and Ministry will be guided by established legislation and labour practices in this regard.

The Minister hereby confirms that all necessary measures has been put in place to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Department in the absence of the two officials.


Pfarelo Maduguma on 083 923 2328/

Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Ministry for Public Service and Administration

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