Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko is facing a disciplinary hearing for alleged failure to disclose all her financial interests.

“On the basis of a referral from the SIU on her failure to disclose her financial interests, the Presidency has decided to initiate an internal disciplinary process against Ms Diko. The relevant processes prescribed in the Public Service Regulations and related documents will be triggered and handled by the Acting Director-General of the Presidency, including consideration of whether Ms Diko remains on special leave or is formally suspended pending the disciplinary process,” it says.

SIU report to decide fate for Khusela Diko, Bandile Masuku and Loyiso Masuku:

 

Diko went on special leave in July 2020 amid a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigation into her husband’s multi-million rand deals with the Gauteng Department of Health.

While that investigation is ongoing – the SIU says it hasn’t yet found any evidence pointing to Diko’s involvement in the awarding of two contracts by the health department to Royal Bhaca, her husband’s company.

The President’s office says Tyrone Seale will continue acting in Diko’s role until further notice.