Another Dina Pule scandal

A forensic report is accusing former communications minister Dina Pule of influencing the appointment of senior officials at the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa). This is according to a Business Times report.

The newspaper reported that a forensic report by Gobodo accuses Pule of influencing senior Usaasa appointment, including that of the CEO Zami Nkosi.

According to Business Times Usaasa ignored the standard recruitment process, despite 34 suitably qualified applicants, and decided to “head-hunt” candidates.

The interviews for these head-hunted candidates took place at a premise owned by Khemano, a company controlled by Pule’s boyfriend Phosane Mngqibisa.

Pule has been fingered in numerous scandals over the last two years, including employing her cronies and paving the way for Mngqibisa to benefit from the Department of Communications.

In the latest development a Public Service Commission probe will determine the fate of officials involved in an alleged cover-up involving former minister Dina Pule.

Pule was also one of the parliamentarians who were named and shamed for failing to disclose their business interests on time, Parliament’s ethics committee said on Wednesday.

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