Troubled MEC for Social Development in the North West told top communicator in his department to resign. North West News Online was reliably informed that MEC Hoffman Galeng told the communicator to resign with immediate effect. But the communicator is still on duty. The MEC shocked journalists and bystanders last week when he told the communicator to voetsek in full view of the public. The MEC was late at the Deputy Minister’s political briefing and charged at the communicator who was on the phone directing some journalists to the venue. The screaming MEC told the communicator to hang-up the phone and escort him to the briefing venue. Sources close to the MEC’s office said Galeng is a bully and sometimes calls staff members mare@$@%#(##. The MEC is in trouble for allegedly instructing government paid security arrangements at his private home. Standing Committee on Provincial Puplic Accounts (Scopa) has instructed the Department of Social Development let by Galeng to prepare a comprehensive report which explains security arrangements and payments to MEC’s private home. This follows a meeting with the department last week where it failed to present a detailed report on the exact amount that was spent for security upgrades and who was responsible for such arrangements
Acting Head of Department, Poppy Moremi admitted before the committee that the department ignored recommendations made by the SAPS. SCOPA chairperson, Mahlakeng Mahlakeng said the report must be submitted before the standing committee on Tuesday.