Ramaphosa initiates remedial action against appointment of Treasury DG

A report by the Public Protector claims Dondo Mogajane failed to disclose a criminal record.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has initiated remedial action on the appointment of National Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane. The Presidency has informed the office of the Public Protector of this action, in line with the report of the Public Protector on Mogajane’s appointment. 

The "Report on the Investigation of Improper Conduct Regarding Mogajane's Application for the position of Director-General at National Treasury and his subsequent appointment to the same position by the National Treasury" was issued on 18 December 2018. It found that Mogajane had failed to disclose a criminal record on the Z83 form he completed when applying for the DG position, and stated that his failure amounted to impropriety, dishonesty and improper conduct. 

The report recommended that the president should take appropriate action against Mogajane in terms of the Public Service Act for “blatantly and dishonestly” making false representation of material facts, as the act directs that the president is responsible for disciplinary steps and the implementation of relevant sanctions against a head of department. 

Ramaphosa informed the Public Protector in writing that he has requested Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo to study the report. She will advise on the steps that the department should take to address the issues raised. 

Mogajane was appointed as the National Treasury Director General on 8 June 2017 on a fixed-term contract of five years.

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