Johannesburg - Senior public works official Sam Vukela has been found guilty of charges relating to a police lease deal with businessman Roux Shabangu, an official said on Monday.
“He was charged for being neglectful and for not applying his mind to the matter of the lease agreement,” said Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi's adviser Philip Masilo.
Parties to the disciplinary matter now had until June 11 to file papers on the sentencing of Vukela, who was the department's former deputy director general, he said.
In her report on the lease debacle, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommended that disciplinary action be taken against Vukela.
She found he had acted in breach of his duties by directing the department to follow a negotiated process as a procurement strategy for the lease agreement.