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APLENI, MKHIZE CASE TO BE HEARD IN TWO WEEKS

PRETORIA – The case involving the suspended Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni and Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has been set down to be heard two weeks from now.

The matter was scheduled to be argued on Tuesday but the judge was unable to hear the case and asked that it be re-assigned.

Apleni is asking the court to declare that the minister does not have the authority to suspend director generals and that he be allowed to return to work.

The legal teams met with Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba on Thursday morning where it was decided the matter would be heard on 17 October, it’s not clear which judge has been assigned to preside over the case.

Apleni’s legal team indicated earlier this week that Minister Mkhize had not filed an affidavit and had instead instructed a senior official in the department to submit one.

Apleni’s attorneys hope this time, the extension will prompt the minister to personally answer to the allegations made against her.

Mkhize has described Apleni as both unstable and delusional.

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