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Department of Agriculture DG, Mike Mlengana, suspended

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has placed his Director General, Mike Mlengana, on suspension with immediate effect, pending internal investigations. 

“The suspension is a precautionary measure and does not in any way constitute a judgment,” the department said in a statement.

The department’s Deputy Director General: Agricultural Production, Health and Food Safety, Mooketsa Ramasodi, has been appointed to the position of the Acting Director General with immediate effect.