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Home Affairs official sacked over PAPA and MAMA Bushiri.

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that the chief director who made the recommendation that fugitive and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his family should be issued with permanent residence permits, which they did not deserve, has been fired with immediate effect. The recommendation was made by the director who made the recommendation.

After a protracted disciplinary procedure that lasted nearly an entire year, a representative for the Department of Home Affairs named Siya Qoza said that Ronney Marhule, the top director for permits, was found guilty on two charges of misconduct related to dishonesty and carelessness.

According to Qoza, this occurred after Marhule made at least three unsuccessful attempts to halt the disciplinary procedure before the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court. Qoza said that this occurred after Marhule attempted to stop the disciplinary process.

"Marhule was charged on two counts with gross dishonesty and negligence, and non-compliance with the Immigration Act, regulations, and standard operating procedures," said Qoza. "These charges stem from the fact that Marhule failed to comply with the Immigration Act, regulations, and standard operating procedures."

He stated that the first count was related to recommending the approval of the applications for permanent residence permits submitted by Bushiri, his spouse, and their two children. He also stated that the second count is related to recommending the approval of the applications for permanent residence permits submitted by Mohamed Afzal Motiwala and Fatima Ebrahim.

Qoza said that the chairman of the disciplinary hearing came to the conclusion that Marhule did not demonstrate any regret and that the relationship of trust between the employer and the employee had broken down and could not be repaired.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, said that the conclusion of this disciplinary process was bringing them closer to ensuring that they put a stop to irregular practices and decisions made by Home Affairs personnel inside the system.

"We are clamping down on any and all types of anomalies inside the Home Affairs department wherever we discover them," He claimed that the agency was dedicated to ensuring that there was clean governance.

In the meanwhile, the national spokesperson for the Congress of the People, Dennis Bloem, said that the official in question should be legally punished since their removal was insufficient.

"When Bushiri fled the country, we remarked that we think that it is an inside job, and that it is an evidence of how deep and severe the corruption is in the Home Affairs department," It is now abundantly evident that he left the nation through corrupt financial practices. The fact that money was involved in the transaction involving Bushiri's bogus application for permanent residency permission is without a shadow of a doubt in our minds. Bloem emphasized the importance of not treating this situation flippantly.

He said that they were pleased with the official's removal and that they were requesting that Minister Motsoaledi bring criminal proceedings against the individual.

"This will send out a strong message that corruption will not be allowed longer," he added. "This will send out a message that corruption will not be tolerated."


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