Pretoria - The head of South Africa’s Treasury, Lungisa Fuzile, has asked to leave his post at the end of this month, a year before his contract runs out, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
Fuzile informed former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of his plans to leave a day before Gordhan was fired on March 31, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because no announcement has been made yet. He’s been in the post of director general for six years. The cabinet last year extended his original five-year term for 24 months.
“It’s not my focus right now,” Fuzile said on Tuesday after a briefing in Pretoria. “My objective is that the handover to the new minister is as smooth as possible and I’ll do everything to make sure that happens.”