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Daily Podcast – March 07, 2019

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Daily Podcast – March 07, 2019

7th March 2019

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: Muthambi allegedly flouted public service regulations while minister of public service, Hawks keeping an eye on Zondo commission revelations And, Nigeria opposition to inspect vote materials after Buhari's win

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Muthambi allegedly flouted public service regulations while minister of public service

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According to a report by the Public Service Commission ANC MP Faith Muthambi flouted several public service regulations by making irregular appointments and ordering salary hikes for officials, among other transgressions, while she was minister of public service and administration.

DA MP Désirée van der Walt asked Muthambi's successor as minister of public service and administration Ayanda Dlodlo yesterday whether she had proposed any amendments to the ministerial handbook to Cabinet that is currently under review since her appointment to the position in February last year.

Dlodlo said a lot of work has happened with regards to the ministerial handbook. She added that President Cyril Ramaphosa had returned the proposed amendments and asked that she incorporate the work her department is currently doing with regards to the restructuring of government. 

 

Hawks keeping an eye on Zondo commission revelations

The Hawks will use whatever relevant information the Zondo commission of inquiry into State capture reveals while treading cautiously so as to not disrupt the process, Hawks head Godfrey Lebeya told the Portfolio Committee on Police yesterday.

Lebeya said if there is information that can assist an investigation, the organization will deal with that.

He added that the directorate would always engage with National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi first.

 

Nigeria opposition to inspect vote materials after Buhari's win

A tribunal yesterday ordered Nigeria's electoral body to allow the main opposition to inspect materials used in last month's poll which President Muhammadu Buhari won after allegations of fraud by the rival party.

Buhari, the country's 76-year-old former military ruler, took 56 percent of the vote against 41 percent for his closest challenger, businessman and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party.

After the election result was announced, Atiku rejected the outcome, pointing out one obvious red flag: States in the northeast ravaged by insurgents' attacks generated much higher voter turnouts than peaceful states.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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