Justice department under fire over racism, irregularly awarding tenders

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Meanwhile, the EFF has approached the Public Protector’s office, accusing the justice department of, among other things, the “irregular awarding of tenders” to security company Fidelity and the appointment of officials without the necessary qualifications.

In the letter, addressed to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and written by EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, the party states that it has been approached by individuals within the justice department, as well as those with knowledge of the goings-on there, informing them of such improprieties. In the letter, the party names a director within the department who “does not possess the prerequisite qualifications” and who apparently “embellished his academic qualifications and/or has questionable academic qualifications”.

Mandla Mathebula, media research and liaison officer in the justice department, said that contrary to the allegations, the department could confirm that the director was employed in January 2009 and held a national diploma in human resources, which he obtained in 1997.

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