/ 26 July 2010

Communications DG to challenge dismissal

The axed director general in the Communications Department, Mamodupi Mohlala, is planning to challenge her dismissal, Business Day reported on Monday.

“There is no settlement. They dismissed me. And I will be challenging the dismissal,” said Mohlala.

Ministry spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso told the South African Press Association that Mohlala had not informed the department of her intention to challenge the dismissal.

“No, we haven’t been informed of that,” said Rikhotso.

The department announced on Friday that Mohlala had been “released” from her duties.

“In the process of trying to find solutions to the challenges, it subsequently became apparent that trust between the minister [Siphiwe Nyanda] and the director general has broken down irretrievably,” Rikhotso said in a statement on Friday afternoon. — Sapa