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Dr Dovhani Mamphiswana, the Director General in the South Africa Public Service Commission has been fingered in a corruption and fraud scandal.

Media reports revealed that Dr Mamphiswana hired his unqualified girlfriend and baby mama to the position of a Limpopo Provincial Director in the PSC, a position with the salary of R1, 3 Million per annum.

Mamphiswana, who was a Deputy Director General in 2012, was a member of the interview panel when the woman was shortlisted.

Dr Mamphiswana ‘s girlfriend was chosen out of 90 candidates that applied for the job.

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The department has since refused to suspend both Dr Mamphiswana and his girlfriend.

SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has opened a new investigation into the case, but had also not ordered the two to be suspended.

A report by Advocate Smanga Sethene found that the girlfriend did not have the required 5 years experience in professional ethics and therefore should not have been shortlisted.

The report also found that because their child was born within 9 months of the May 2012 interview, the woman was likely in the early stages of her pregnancy when she was shortlisted.

 



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