Mpumalanga tourism agency chair fired after sacking CEO

2014-05-03 13:03
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Johannesburg - The chair of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) board has been fired for suspending the chief executive, the Saturday Star reported.

Economic development and tourism MEC Pinky Phosa reportedly removed board chair Clara Ndlovu from her post for contravening the MTPA Act after she suspended Jacques Modipane without consultation.

"According to the MTPA Act, a chief executive of the agency can only be suspended or fired after consultation with the MEC," department spokesperson Mohau Ramodibe was quoted as saying.

"In this instance, Ndlovu suspended Modipane without consulting the MEC."

According to the report Ndlovu was replaced by Fidel Mlombo, effective from 30 April.

Modipane was removed from his post after 112 pieces of rhino horn were stolen from the MTPA.

Ramodibe told the newspaper that Mlombo would head the agency until the board's term expires on 30 September.
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