ANC Caucus in Parliament welcomes the appointment of Ms Tsakani Maluleke as the new incoming Auditor General and wishes outgoing AG Kimi Makwetu well in his future endeavours
27 October 2020
ANC Caucus in Parliament has today, 27 October 2020, on the birthday of the late ANC President Oliver Reginald Tambo who would have turned 103 years, welcomed the unanimous recommendation by all parties in Parliament to appoint Ms Tsakani Maluleke to assume the duties of incoming Auditor – General of the Republic of South Africa taking over from the outgoing sterling technocrat Kimi Makwetu who served that office with distinction.
The ANC Caucus in Parliament has no doubt that the appointment of Ms Maluleke as the first woman to occupy this position since the advent of democracy will contribute to the empowerment of women which is in line with the resolution taken at the ANC in its 54th Conference which stipulated that in all we do, we have to ensure that we increase the level of women empowerment in all sectors.
Her brilliant set of skills as an experienced Chartered Accountant with vast auditing credentials with specialised knowledge of and experience in state finances and public administration was given due regard with this appointment.
With this unanimous recommendation which garnered 299 unanimous votes by the Members of the National Assembly, the ANC Caucus in Parliament commends the Ad – Hoc Committee for its outstanding work under the able stewardship of its Chairperson Honourable Nokuzola Tolashe.
The ANC Caucus further supports the professional, fair and transparent manner in which the process was undertaken by the Ad – hoc Committee and in line with Constitutional provisions amidst constraints caused by the pandemic.
History was made today and our path towards a non – sexist and democratic South Africa committed to the ideals of gender equality was shortened building on strides made previously through the appointment of women to lead Chapter 9 institutions.
It is worth noting that Ms. Tsakani Maluleke ascends to the distinguished Office of the Auditor – General on the same year we mark 25 years as a Nation since we adopted the Beijing Platform for Action that called for a more equal; non – sexist and egalitarian society.
As the ANC Caucus in Parliament, we look forward to working with the incoming Auditor – General and to strengthen our capabilities as lawmakers in ensuring that public finances are utilised for the public good.
Sithi phambili ngomzabalazo wokulingana ngokwesini!
Malibongwe Igama lamakhosikazi!
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Comrade Pemmy Majodina