Comunication DG redeployed

The axed director general in the department of communication, Mamodupi Mohlala, will be redeployed to another department, the SABC reported on Thursday.

The broadcaster said Communication Minister Siphiwe Nyanda withdrew her dismissal at the Johannesburg Labour Court.

In terms of a settlement, Mohlala would take 30 days leave while Public Service and Administration Minister, Richard Baloyi tried to redeploy her in another department.

“I am very happy, I feel satisfied, I feel vindicated. It has been my argument that the termination was not properly undertaken,”  Mohlala said.

Update:  Statement by the Communications Ministry

The Ministry of Communications has noted the outcome of the Labour Court in the matter between the State and the former Director General of the Department of Communications.

An out of court agreement was reached between the Minister of Communications and the former DG as per her initial request to have the President intervene on the matter of the termination of her contract. 

The agreement is that she withdraws the court order and the Minister of Communications withdraws the letter of termination of her service. 

This was done in order to reinstate the former DG’s status as a public servant in order for the Minister of Public Service and Administration to explore suitable options in addressing this matter.

During that time she will be placed on special leave of absence.

It is therefore important to note that the agreement does not imply the immediate reinstatement of the former DG to her old position but to allow for what she initially requested from the President to take effect .

As Ministry we welcome the agreement as it paves a way for the filling of the position as soon as possible by a suitable and relevant person with the necessary expertise.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Dr Harold Wesso who is currently Acting DG for his contribution to stabilising the Department and ensure that the work of the Department continues without any disruptions.

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