Former Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela won’t be getting a top-level salary as special adviser to Premier Alan Winde.

This, after the Department of Public Service and Administration declined a Level 4 remuneration application.

The department declined Winde’s request for more than R2 million per year salary.

Instead it approved Level 3, where Madikizela could still earn more than R1.7 million per year.

The former DA provincial leader resigned from his positions after he apparently misrepresented his qualifications on his CV.

Winde’s office says Madikizela has not been appointed.

The ANC’s Cameron Dugmore says Winde knew that the former MEC doesn’t have relevant requirements for a top level salary.

“The Premier knew he needed ministerial permission to appoint Madikizela, but he cynically went around announcing his intentions to appoint him. The Premier’s conduct was in fact demeaning and has resulted in further denigration to Madikizela. We will insist that Winde comes to the standing committee to explain this conduct. It would appear to be a breach of the executive ethics code at best, and dishonesty at worst”.

The GOOD party’s Brett Herron says the DA also implements cadre deployment.

“I think the DA is applying a double standard. But they require from the ANC’s government across the country and much higher level of integrity than they practise themselves here in the Western Cape. The Premier and the DA owe us an explanation”.

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