The DA lashed out at Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa because he has not yet acted against two government officials involved in corruption.
The DA lodged a criminal complaint with the police on Wednesday against the relevant officials, whom he has meanwhile dubbed the ANC’s own “Bonnie and Clyde”.
Dr. Leon Schreiber, DA spokesman for finance and public administration, also said in the statement that the government was trying to hide the alleged scam.
The state attorney earlier in an investigation found dr. Dovhani Mamphiswana, Director-General of the Public Service Commission, abused his influence by having his alleged mistress Boitumelo Mogwe appointed, and that her appointment amounts to corruption, fraud and nepotism.
Mogwe has been appointed general manager: professional ethics.
According to a report by Adv. Smanga Sethene, who conducted the investigation, sent a letter to Ramaphosa in February recommending that he suspend Mamphiswana pending the finalization of the investigation.
By July 8, the president had not yet acted.
According to Schreiber, a DA whistleblower has meanwhile come up with a memorandum from the Public Service Commission according to which Adv. Richard Sizana, chair of the Public Service Commission, allegedly tried to classify Sethene’s report as confidential.
“This is despite the fact that Sethene explicitly instructed that the report be published in full on the Public Service Commission’s website.
“The taxpayers of South Africa, who pay for Bonnie’s salary of R1.3 million and Clyde’s salary of R2 million per year, can no longer be milked by the couple for one single day,” says Schreiber.
He says Ramaphosa should fire both of them immediately and should also start the process of getting the money back.
“In the midst of a renewed orgy of ANC looting, our country can simply no longer afford to have a spectator in the highest office of the country. That is why the DA will write to Ramaphosa to hear whether he intends to fire Bonnie and Clyde. “If he chooses the ANC cadres over the country again, the DA will get a legal opinion on when we can hold the president legally accountable,” he said.
Khusela Diko, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, did not respond to queries on Wednesday.