Faith Muthambi admits to hiring (only) nine family members

Public Service Minister, Faith Muthambi says her department is hard at work dealing with corruption.

Answering questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday, Muthambi told the public service and administration portfolio committee that she did nothing wrong in hiring a significant number of family members in her department reports EWN reporter, Rahima Essop.

She said that everything she did was in line with regulations and the ministerial handbook.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

Today she told Parliament she only hired nine people and they're competent South African's who deserve to be there.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

According Essop, Muthambi was unable to respond to a question about whether or not she would employ those family members if they were not related to her.

Listen here:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Parliament's Legal Services wants to investigate Minister Faith Muthambi

Parliament's Legal Services wants to investigate Minister Faith Muthambi

A report tabled by National Assembly Speaker last week suggests probe into Muthambi. EWN reporter Rahima Essop give the details.

ANC boots Makhosi Khoza as chair of Parly committee

ANC boots Makhosi Khoza as chair of Parly committee

Khoza has been removed over what the ANC calls the irretrievable breakdown of relations between herself and ANC MPs.

Parly deliberating over action on Muthambi after snubbing meeting

Parly deliberating over action on Muthambi after snubbing meeting

National Assembly House Chairperson Cedric Frolick has proposed a 'political solution' to resolve Faith Muthambi no-show in Parly.

MPs and ministers may not boycott committee meetings - Parliament Watch

MPs and ministers may not boycott committee meetings - Parliament Watch

ANC MPs were a no-show at a Parly committee meeting because it was chaired by Makhosi Khoza who they believe broke ANC rules.

OPINION: Xolani Gwala asks if Parly should be dissolved for a fresh start

OPINION: Xolani Gwala asks if Parly should be dissolved for a fresh start

The DA called for Parliament to be dissolved after the motion of no confidence last week eliciting much criticism.

Faith Muthambi snubs Parliamentary Committee meeting

Faith Muthambi snubs Parliamentary Committee meeting

MPs have agreed to issue a summons for her to answer questions in the national legislature and pay costs of meeting cancellation.

Popular articles
Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

What does Citadel’s famed disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...