Lumka Oliphant Facebook rant is Social Development issue- Minister's advisor

Department of Social Development has to take action on its spokesperson's controversial Facebook rant using strong language, says special advisor to Public Service and Administration Minister, Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe.

Lumka Oliphant defended her employer, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, on the reports saying she was drunk during a party event.

Muofhe says the Public Service Act stipulates that 'public servants should not bring public service into disrepute by speaking unbecomingly'.

However, he emphasises that other departments cannot get involved until the department affected takes action.

It's Social Development Department management issue.

Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe, special advisor to the Minister of Public Service and Administration

The official has not confirmed whether it is her post.

Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe, special advisor to the Minister of Public Service and Administration

We must also understand that in terms Labour Relations Act, the principle of fairness should also take effect, and that says in the event of any investigation taking place, the affected employee should be given a fair opportunity to present her case.

Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe, special advisor to the Minister of Public Service and Administration

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