Premier wants to fire Mmemezi - report

2012-07-02 09:01

Johannesburg - The office of Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane refused to comment on Monday on a report that she would have dismissed housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi had she not been called out of the country on government business.

The Star
newspaper reported that Mmemezi was to have been fired before the end of the month and that Mokonyane wanted to be in the country when it happened.

"That decision is for the premier to make. I cannot respond to speculation. The decision on MEC Mmemezi is the premier's decision. I am not in a position to firm up what the Star has reported," said Mokonyane's spokesperson Xoli Mngambi.

The premier reportedly had the full support of Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile and the party's provincial secretary David Makhura, who is Mmemezi's deputy.

Mmemezi recently made headlines for his alleged misuse of government funds, including a claim that he used his department-issued credit card to buy a R10 000 painting from a fast-food restaurant in Pretoria.

West Rand teenager Thomas Ferreira was hit by a VIP vehicle linked to Mmemezi in November 2011, and apparently suffered permanent physical damage. The matter is currently in court.

  • sika.ncamane - 2012-07-02 09:16

    Madame Premier please don't waste any time just do it

      Press - 2012-07-02 10:44

      Why is he not being disciplined by the ANC like Malema was - or can it be inferred that the call is that it is OK to steal ? Surely the ANC must discipline someone before they fire him/her ?

  • Gavin - 2012-07-02 09:19

    this piece of garbage should've been fired AGES AGO !!! what's the best, he'll be suspended on full pay, then spend years fighting his dismissal ?

  • tom.vorster - 2012-07-02 09:24

    Why fire him? He displays all the attributes required from a loyal cadre of the "greatest 100 year old liberation movement in the universe".

  • Henk - 2012-07-02 09:25

    More tax payers money down the drain when he defends his suspension!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-02 09:25

    Now is the time to make a stance and start firing all dishonest and incompetant government EMPLOYEES. No, huge payouts outs either.

      colin.dovey - 2012-07-02 09:30

      Does that mean 90% of them?

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-07-02 09:39

    Excuses on top of excuses. In fact, just plain unadulterated incompetence all round!

  • Stille - 2012-07-02 09:44

    So when i steal from my emnployer, i can expect to carry on working as if nothing has happened?> Fire the bloody ingrate and employ someone else.

  • stephen.j.dickson.3 - 2012-07-02 09:59

    Lets hope this useless Humphrey Dumpty has a great fall and cannot be put together again by all his incompetent ANC cadre pals.

  • whyeti - 2012-07-02 10:00

    What is more important a trip to China or to ensure the obligations of your position are carried out. Well it seems not important to perform duties required by the office of Gauteng premier. The gravy train once again is more juicy than looking after official duties or maybe more unkept promises will be made.

  • bvniekerk - 2012-07-02 10:02

    I have been called up out of my house to attend a meeting at the local pub on Saturday, and plan to be called up this weekend to spend some time at the July in Durbs

      bvniekerk - 2012-07-02 10:26

      Tradgedy struck. . . I was called out of the country . . .bacause the Harrods Sale starts this week. . .in London. . and the Olympics. . .Seerias!

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-02 10:26

    Of course the Premier has to go abroad once in a while for business purposes, remember she is heading Gauteng a province that generates 10% of Sub-Sahara’s GDP, and 33% of SA’s GDP, almost 3 times W-Cape!. Her office is one of the highest offices in SA so we expect her to build synergies with other countries as well as outside business people. So yes it’s only proper for her to attend to such business ventures.

      Revelgen - 2012-07-02 10:43

      There do, however, seem to be a lot of 'synergies' being built by a lot of ANC members overseas. Maybe that's why so little actual good governance happens locally.

      Charms - 2012-07-02 14:24

      If her office is so high up in SA, tell her she must use the lift..the steps will tire her out or maybe the helicopter can drop her on the roof...high up my ass, not even the High-up president of this country knows what he is doing there, what makes her any different...

  • Spikes - 2012-07-02 10:32

    Goodness me!!:) What will the next excuse be for the total ineptitude of Government?

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-02 13:01

      I think Satan might be a very real possibility .......

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-02 13:27

      Yes it must be Satan, he and the Devilish White people.

  • daniel.w.gie - 2012-07-02 10:47

    Duck and dive

  • Charms - 2012-07-02 14:19

    And the poor still headlines everytime but nothing changes at the bottom does it..... I have said this before and I will say it again...the only thing waiting for us now is the" Great Whites" again no pun intended....nothing below us but the sea...these beasts unfortunataly dont take in, refugees, criminals, or anyone from the previously dis-advantached or poor or whoever might be the loosers in this game the ANC is playing...They just have them for LUNCH!!! We have nowhere to go if all fails, which is emminant the way things are just going downwards and unless people wake-up and do something like getting rid of this cancer that calls themselves the ANC, it will be the death of this beautiful country and the innocent (black, white and all others) people who are just trying to live a decent life!

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