26 September 2013
The Public Service Commission has
missed the deadline to publicise its findings of an investigation into the
appointment of former Fisheries Deputy Director-General, Greta
Apelgren-Narkedien, by the Agriculture Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
DA Shadow Deputy Minister of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Pieter van Dalen said The failure to meet
the deadline raises the suspicion that either the PSC or the Minister of Public Service Lindiwe Sisulu, and
Administration may be protecting Joemat-Pettersson as a result of the damning
findings of the investigation.
Van Dalen said the DA has already
written to the PSC requesting reasons for the delay, to which we have not
received a definitive answer.
Apelgren-Narkedien was appointed as
the DD-G for the Fisheries Department in December 2012. In March 2013 she admitted during an
interview on the television programme Carte Blanche, that no formal procedures
were followed when she was appointed.
He added that the DA then wrote to
the PSC in April 2013 to request that it investigate the procedures around
Apelgren-Narkedien’s appointment. The PSC agreed to investigate in June 2013.
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