- Western Cape ANC leader Cameron Dugmore called for Premier Alan Winde and former transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela to be more transparent.
- Madikizela has turned down the special advisor post in the premier's office.
- Dugmore said it was a stunt that had more to do with Madikizela's return to the provincial legislature fraught with "internal battles".
Western Cape ANC leader Cameron Dugmore has called out Premier Alan Winde and former provincial DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela for not being transparent about Madikizela's decision to decline a proposed special advisor role.
Madikizela has turned down the proposed position of special advisor to the premier.
He would have earned R2 million, however, the
Department of Public Service and Administration downgraded his compensation
package to R1.7 million.
Winde announced on Friday that Madikizela would not be taking up the position in the provincial government as speculated, but had rather decided to focus on his business interests instead.
Madikizela told the Weekend Argus that the "noise and pressure" that followed the premier's announcement was "too much" and he had decided to stay in the private sector.
He remains a DA branch member.
Responding to Madikizela's decision, Dugmore said Winde and Madikizela were not being "open with the public of the Western Cape".
He added that Madikizela's decision had more to do
with his return to the provincial legislature, "given the number of
internal battles in…the DA through different factions".
"The responses given as to why he's not taking up the special advisor post are not convincing," Dugmore added.
Madikizela was removed when it came to light that he did not have the BCom degree he claimed to possess.
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