Makhosi Khoza will demand answers from Faith Muthambi

Dr Makhosi Khoza, in her capacity as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration,¬† will demand answers from Faith Muthambi on the allegations that she flew 30 of her family members at taxpayers’ expense to Cape Town for her first budget speech as minister of public service and administration.

“The committee’s concern arises in the context of austerity measures implemented by the National Treasury in relation to budget vote programmes. The committee will urgently engage with the department to ascertain if there was such expenditure and the rationale behind the expenditure,” Dr Makhosi Khoza said in a statement.

“The committee will also probe allegations of unfair recruitment processes in a department that should set a standard for the entire public service,” reads the statement. The committee reiterates its principled stance that prudent spending of taxpayers’ money must be adhered to at all times.”

Meanwhile Democratic Alliance’s MP Desiree van der Walt said she would write to Dr Makhosi Khoza to request that Faith Muthambi is summoned to appear before the committee to explain these expenses.

“Meddling’ Muthambi, who is seemingly deeply compromised and who is the very same person who oversaw the demise of the SABC, is clearly at it again in her new portfolio,” Desiree van der Walt¬† said in a statement.

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