Disgraced secretary to Parliament faces the boot
17:01 Wed, 11 Sep 2019
Disgraced secretary to Parliament faces the boot | News Article
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Suspended secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana could face the axe after a disciplinary panel recommended he be summarily dismissed on four of the charges levelled against him, National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise told MPs on Wednesday.

Briefing Parliament's standing committee on the financial management of Parliament, Modise said Mgidlana faced a total of 13 charges, though she did not specify what they were. 

One of the charges was withdrawn because of a lack of evidence while he was found not guilty of five because there were no clear policies around the charges he was facing. Modise said on the seven charges he was found guilty, the disciplinary panel recommended he receive a written warning for three and be summarily dismissed because of the seriousness of the other four charges.

The recommendation will now go to the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces for a final decision.

Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen asked Modise if it would not be cheaper for Parliament to wait until Mgidlana's contract runs out later this year. However, Modise ruled this out saying this would leave Mgidlana free to leave the institution and walk into another job with an unblemished record.


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