The Department of Communications has confirmed that its director general, Rosey Sekese, has been placed on special leave.
In November, the National Assembly’s communications committee asked communications minister Dina Pule to look into her director general’s performance agreement.
The committee reached a consensus that Sekese “misled” it regarding the signing of her performance agreement for 2012/13.
The DoC issues out the following statement:
“The director general of the Department of Communications, Ms Rosey Sekese, has been placed on special leave.
“Deputy director general, Mr Gift Buthelezi, has been appointed as acting director general until 15 February 2013.”
Sekese told the committee that she had a performance agreement for 2012/2013, to which committee members asked for evidence of the signed document. Two documents were provided.
After studying the two contracts, committee chairman Sikhumbuzo “Eric” Kholwane said they were found to be “two unidentical documents which did not have signatures of both parties”.
“Therefore, they do not constitute a performance agreement.”
According to legal counsel, there was no contract between the director general and minister Pule.