Item 849 - Statement from the Office of the President on Commission of Enquiry into Mathole Motshekga

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Statement from the Office of the President on Commission of Enquiry into Mathole Motshekga


  • 1998-05-11 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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Call for Commission of Enquiry into Mathole Motshekga ; For More Information Parks Mankahlana

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The Office of the President has taken note of the statement by Mr Peter Leon of the Democratic Party demanding that a Judicial Commission of Enquiry be appointed to investigate alleged improper personnel appointments and maladministration in the Premier's Office in Gauteng.

Whereas this office has not received the letter from Mr Leon, we would like to indicate, it is not envisaged that the President would involve himself in each and every administrative complaint. Fortunately, the Democratic Party themselves seem to realise that the Public Service Commission may be the appropriate mechanism for dealing with the matter.

In addition the Office of the President would urge the DP, should it not find satisfaction with the Public Service Commission to utilise the Offices of the Public Protector, who have done a sterling job in the past in dealing with matters of this kind.

Otherwise the observations of the Democratic Party belong in the realm of public political debate which characterises all democracies. The Gauteng Legislative Chambers provide another platform where these complaints can be ventilated.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 20/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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