Khusela Diko to be ‘transferred to a different position’: Presidency

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The Presidency says former presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko will be transferred to a different position within the public service when she returns from maternity leave.

The Presidency says this recommendation arose from a Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) probe into the government’s procurement of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) by the Gauteng Health Department.

The SIU probed was based on allegations that Diko and her late husband were involved in a multimillion rand PPE tender corruption.

There were no findings against her however, she has been given a warning letter for failing to disclose her interests.

A spokesperson for Minister in the Presidency, Nonceba Mhlauli says Diko’s new role will be announced soon.

“She is currently on maternity leave. I think the administration and Ms Diko [will discuss] the modalities around her new position will be communicated once she returns from special leave.”

“The conversation between the administration and Ms Diko are ongoing with regards to what will be suited for her when she returns for her new role in the public sector,” adds Diko.

The Presidency confirms completion of disciplinary process against Diko: