Disciplinary action taken against Home Affairs official

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Department of Home Affairs has instigated disciplinary measures against an official who was caught on camera seemingly preoccupied with her cellular phone while at work.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba issued an instruction to the department to act swiftly against the official following the video clip that had gone viral on social media.

The department can confirm that the official is stationed at the Beit Bridge Port of Entry.

“The department’s policy prohibits the usage of cellular phones by front office officials while performing their duties. 

“The official has been identified and she will be subjected to internal disciplinary processes. Further to this, disciplinary measures have commenced against the three supervisors on the shift for lack of adequate supervision,” the Department of Home Affairs said in a statement.

Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni has expressed his displeasure at the lack of attention paid to the actual duty performed by the official in direct violation of the policy against use of cellular phones at workstations.

“Of major concern to me is the fact that the official is dealing with security documents without paying attention to detail and rather preoccupied with her cellular phone.

“To this end, we have commenced with disciplinary measures against the official and the three supervisors,” said the Director General. – SAnews.gov.za

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