MPs want answers over Home Affairs DG's sudden suspension

Members of Parliament (MPs) are expecting that Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize brief them on the suspension of the department's Director-General (DG).

Mkuseli Apleni, who has been DG since 2010, has been placed on precautionary suspension, according to a one-line statement released on Monday.

Apleni is set to challenge his precautionary suspension, his lawyer has confirmed.

Read: Home Affairs DG Mkuseli Apleni to challenge precautionary suspension

The Home Affairs ministry appears to be hiding behind a wall of silence, reports EWN's Rahima Essop.

The decision comes as a surprise to members of the Parliamentary oversight committee responsible for Home Affairs.

MPs want to know why she's taken this decision which essentially destabilises the department.

Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter

Apleni is the latest DG to be embroiled in a labour dispute and Minister Mkhize has not been forthcoming about the reasons for his suspension, as speculation continues.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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