The labour union in Parliament, Nehawu has given Parliament’s Presiding Officers an ultimatum to appoint a new Secretary or face strike action.
Nehawu says the delay in appointing the Secretary has taken nine months while interviews have been concluded.
The position has remained vacant since 2017 after the unceremonious departure of Gengezi Mdgidlana.
Deputy Secretary to Parliament, Baby Tyawa, has been acting in the position over the last four years.
Nehawu chairperson in Parliament S’thembiso Tembe says the delay is unjustifiable.
“There is not just a delay. It’s an unreasonable delay, unjustified delay because it’s nine months delay. The interviews were done on the 18th of March. And by now we would have expected that the Secretary to Parliament would have been appointed because recommendations were made. There are two candidates. One and two were above the rest. The only two were recommended, so we are expecting that by now one of them would have been appointed starting with the first and then if the first does not accept then, they would have on to the second. The delay is just unreasonable.”