JOHANNESBURG - Brand South Africa on Tuesday appointed Thulisile Manzini as acting chief executive with immediate effect following the suspension of Dr. Kingsley Makhubela due to a number of charges currently being pursued through a disciplinary process.
Makhubela was slapped with three new charges late last year and remained suspended on paid leave after he was cleared of all the other charges of sexual harassment for which he was suspended in April last year. He said that the charges were a "witch hunt" against him.
Prior to her appointment at BrandSA, Manzini was the deputy director-general for governance and administration at the telecommunications and postal services department, a position she has held since January 2016.
Khanyisile Kweyama, chairperson of BrandSA's board, said they believe that Manzini was the right person to drive the organisation forward during this period.
"She is a multifaceted executive leader with more than 20 years' experience in the public service having held various roles in the South African government," Kweyama said.