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Consumer commissioner loses her job

Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi

The contract of national consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi will not be renewed by trade & industry minister Rob Davies, his department said on Monday.

Mohlala-Mulaudzi’s attorneys were notified of the decision on 17 August, and her contract would expire on 3 September, the department said in a statement.

“The minister reiterated his preference for an open, competitive process, and declined to accede to Mohlala-Mulaudzi’s request for an automatic renewal of her contract,” it said.

Mohlala-Mulaudzi joined the department’s consumer commission in 2010 as part of a settlement brokered by the department of public service & administration.

The deal followed a breakdown in the relationship between Mohlala-Mulaudzi and former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda. She was fired from her position as director-general in Nyanda’s department.

She unsuccessfully approached the Johannesburg labour court last week to win a renewal of her contract.

Trade & industry spokesman Sidwell Medupe said: “The position will be advertised and there will be people who will compete for that position.”  — Sapa

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