Khusela Diko can also not be returning to the Presidency as the first price spokesperson, but will be moved to one other post interior the public carrier.
This was confirmed the Presidency on Tuesday evening, 31 August 2021, more than a 365 days after Diko was pressured to step some distance from office within the wake of a PPE corruption scandal intelligent her now leisurely husband Thandisizwe Diko.
“The Presidency has performed a disciplinary course of against Presidency Spokesperson Ms Khusela Diko for her failure to boom her interests in determined firms as required by public carrier laws on the disclosure of business interests,” spokesperson Tyrone Seale acknowledged.
Right here’s a recap: Diko took a sail away of absence in July 2020, pending the SIU’s investigation right into a R125 million contract awarded to her now leisurely husband’s firm Royal Bhaca Projects. The Gauteng Neatly being Division issued the delicate in March 2020, when the country was formally positioned under lockdown. While Diko and her husband have admitted to receiving the contract, they wait on no cash was got from the delicate.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) had instructed that trail be taken against her for failing to boom determined monetary interests, as required by public carrier laws.
Khusela Diko receives written warning
The presidency says Diko performed a disciplinary course of and has additionally got a written warning.
“The trail taken by the Presidency administration was in compliance with a recommendation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) that Ms Diko be disciplined for her failure to boom determined interests. This recommendation arose from an SIU investigation into authorities’s procurement of COVID-19 inner most conserving equipment,” it added.
Diko says she welcomes the choice by the Presidency, asserting it affirms what she has been asserting all alongside – that she has not been dishonest or rank.
“I didn’t accept any exchange with the order. I have accordingly done every little thing I will to totally grasp away my title wherever it seems to be on the Companies and Psychological Property Price as I have had no exchange interests or dealings since I joined authorities in March 2018,” acknowledged Diko.