Treasury shortlists candidates for DG post

Cape Town – The shortlisting of candidates to replace Lungisa Fuzile as Treasury director general has been finalised and interviews are expected to commence shortly, Treasury said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Fuzile is expected to leave the department some time in May,” Treasury said in a statement.

“The position was advertised and closed on the 28th April 2017. More than thirty applications have been received, including internal candidates.”

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Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile has resigned and expected to leave during May. File picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi

Fuzile’s contract was meant to end in May 2016, but shortly before the axing of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, he asked for a redetermination of this contract. The exit date was set as May 15 this year.

Fuzile’s contract was extended for a two-yearr term in 2016, after Gordhan returned to National Treasury.

The pair had a close working relationship, with Gordhan often commenting that South Africa was fortunate to have such a competent, committed head of the key department.

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