The Democratic Alliance has called
for the suspension of Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu.
This is after an article on a local
newspaper revealed that Sotyu’s daughter has received a top job at the
Independent Police Investigative Directorate, but there were more qualified candidates
DA MP of Police Dianne Kohler
Barnard said appointment processes of senior personnel must be transparent and
the candidates must be appropriately selected on the basis of merit and not
their political connection.
Barnard said “I’m writing to the
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the matter”.
It’s alleged that the Deputy
Minister was improperly involved in the appointment of her daughter Boniwe
Sotyu to IPID. Out of the 90 candidates who applied for the job, several of
them were far experienced and qualified than the Deputy Minister’s daughter.
“The interview panel asserted that
she was the best candidate for the job, and acting IPID head confirmed Sotyu’s
appointment saying he was happy that she was suitably qualified”
This appointment smacks of nepotism,
favoritism for the daughter of the IPID’s own Deputy Minister.
This case cannot be ignored given
that this is the 2nd case of suspected nepotism at the police
department, Barnard added.
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