11 October 2018

South Africa: Ayanda Dlodlo - in the Trenches of Public Service and Administration - and Reconfiguration of Government

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo does not mince her words. Asked whether she'd step down now that Nhlanhla Nene has resigned as finance minister over a series of meetings with the Guptas he had lied about, she asked 'why?'. The 2015 stopover in Dubai was not paid for by the Guptas, and when asked about it, or meeting the Guptas, she answered truthfully. Dlodlo holds the line.

"I could have lied and said Fana (Hlongwana) is my boyfriend and that (matter) would have gone away. I would not have had to answer to anyone. But I chose not to lie, first and foremost because he's not my boyfriend, secondly when questions are asked I feel I am accountable and should answer as truthfully as I can... ."

That was Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo's answer in Wednesday's interview with Daily Maverick when asked about the 2015 detour...

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