Hoffman Galeng, the MEC who once told his senior director to voetsek and resign was fired yesterday – Thursdsy. Galeng is among four MECs who did not make a cut into Premier Job Mokgoro’s reshuffled executive. Galeng shocked journalists and bystanders when he told his communicator to voetsek in full view of the public. He 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 Galeng told the communicator to hang-up the phone and escort him to the briefing venue. Sources close to Galeng said he is a bully and sometimes calls staff members mare@$@%#(##. Galeng was also 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 Galeng’s private home. This follows a meeting with the department 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.