There has been speculation over the removal of key staff members from their posts at the National Treasury, with the Democratic Alliance slamming the removal of acting chief procurement officer Schalk Human, who has been replaced by Willie Mathebula.
At the weekend, the party described the move as shocking and as part of a move to sideline those who worked under former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Human has however denied any sinister motives. He says this is an inaccurate perception.
He has now been employed as chief director of supply chain technology (ICT), something he says he believes in.
I have not applied for this position [chief procurement officer] for personal, family reasons, but I would like to make a contribution. And if I was interested in becoming the chief procurement officer I should have applied like any other candidate.— Schalk Human, former acting chief procurement officer
I would like to emphasise, one single individual can never hold the whole country's destiny in his hand, it must always be a team of people, collective wisdom.— Schalk Human, former acting chief procurement officer
We have the likes of Solly Tshitangano that has no fear and favor when he investigates Eskom and pronounces on Tegeta, do it as a collective with no interference from the minster, former or current....— Schalk Human, former acting chief procurement officer
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