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The current deputy attorney general, Tsakani Maluleke, has been selected to replace Kimi Makwetu, whose non-renewable term ends in November.
Tsakani Maluleke, Deputy Auditor General (AG) of South Africa, received the endorsement of the ad hoc committee in parliament on Tuesday on the appointment of the AG to take on the highest post in the crucial institution of Chapter Nine.
The committee recommended “unanimously” that Maluleke replace the outgoing GA, Kimi Makwetu, when his term ends in November, according to the Parliamentary Monitoring Group.
Tsakani Maluleke The front runner of the post
Maluleke is now officially the frontrunner for the job following the endorsement of the committee. If appointed, she will become South Africa’s first female AG. However, her appointment is still subject to final approval by the Chamber (National Assembly).
However, the National Assembly is likely to approve her recommended appointment, especially with Maluleke gaining the backing of both the ANC and opposition parties on the committee.
Maluleke, who is a Public Accountant (CA SA) and current non-executive chairman of the South African Institute of Public Accountants (Saica), has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
According to Saica’s website, in her position as current AG deputy, she is the first woman to hold this executive position in AG SA’s more than 100-year history. She was appointed AG deputy in 2014.
Tsakani Maluleke renewable mandate expiry
The current AG assistant Tsakani Maluleke was selected to replace Kimi Makwetu, whose non-renewable term expired in November.
The decision comes after final talks by an ad hoc committee of Parliament on Tuesday.
Babalo Ndenze, EWN’s parliamentary correspondent, detailed how members of parliament reacted to the newly appointed general. In August, the special committee met with six candidates for the position of auditor general, all certified accountants.
Ndenze explained that some of the reasons why Maluleka is considered the best fit for this position are based on his understanding and the difficulties they face in the audit offices.
Tsakani Maluleke and rare moments
In one of these rare moments in the parliamentary union, it was proposed that Tsakani Maluleke, Vice President of the Court of Auditors, replace former chief auditor Kimi Makwetu, whose term expired on November 30.
This recommendation must now go to Parliament for final adoption, but since it is a unanimous decision among the party’s political divisions, no surprises are expected.
On Tuesday, it was a short meeting in which the ad hoc committee created to find the next Auditor General, chaired by ANC deputy Nokuzola Tolashe, met again after waiting six weeks for the results of the review of the Security Service of the State.
To effectively initiate a final free-for-all nomination process, ANC deputy Sifiso Buthelezi was also chairman of the Standing Committee on Appropriations.
“I’m only going to talk about a candidate who is the best of the best, checking all the boxes. We are looking for a candidate who qualifies as Chief Auditor for South Africa, ”said Buthelezi.
And that person was Tsakani Maluleke, Deputy Auditor General.
Freedom Front Plus MP Wouter Wessels agrees, as does DA MP Jan de Villiers.
“I believe the negotiation process is fair, transparent and without question… I am pleased to support Ms. Maluleke,” said De Villiers.
IFP President Whip Narend Singh agrees, saying: “The only candidate who stands out for her experience and sets the example … is Ms. Tsakani Maluleke.”
Makwetu congratulated on Tuesday for nominating Maluleke as her successor.
“This position often requires a delicate balance of competing priorities. The chosen candidate is not incapable of appreciating this and the decisive hand required to propel the organization into the future …
“I have no doubt that Tsakani is well equipped to perform the functions described in the Public Inspection Law for the AG position as the recommended candidate,” Makwetu said.
Tsakani Maluleke and proposals
The proposal came after more than 10 hours of meeting with the six candidates in late August, including dealing with constant power outages, as all of the Covid-19 health and safety protocols were discovered in physical reality.
Having a woman in the office of the South African Court of Accounts is considered an important milestone. Maluleke has a strong track record joining the Court of Auditors in 2012 before moving up the rankings. She also chaired the executive committee of the Auditor’s Office.
With over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, disability would become the Chief Auditor at a time when the office had greater powers to act against ongoing misconduct, including personal cost orders against accountants in all areas of government.
It is also a time under pressure given the epic Covid-19 auction corruption, where the Auditor General is conducting audits and verifications in real time.
The President of the Court of Accounts is one of the institutions that support the democracy established in Chapter 9 of the Constitution. AG serves a non-renewable term of five to 10 years, in accordance with Section 189.
Since Thabo Mbeki’s tenure, the tradition has been to appoint the Lead Auditor for a non-renewable term of seven years. The tradition of the parliamentary inauguration is based on the inauguration of Shauket Fakie in 1999, after the restructuring of the AG office in accordance with the 1996 Constitution.
On Tuesday, lawmakers from across the political milieu helped disabled people stand out as the best among a pool of credible and well-qualified candidates.
“We agree that Tsakani Malulek is the best candidate,” Tolashe concluded the hour-long hearings on Tuesday.
The next steps are for the ad hoc committee to unanimously formally adopt the report drawn up with Maluleke and then go to Parliament for adoption, possibly on Thursday. Once accepted, the nomination will go to President Cyril Ramaphosa for the official appointment. DM