Durban – The suspended KwaZulu-Natal regional commissioner for the department of correctional services, who was implicated at the Zondo Commission for allegedly taking monthly bribes of about R57 000 for his influence, has been dismissed.
“The Department of Correctional Services hereby confirms the dismissal of Mnikelwa Nxele, DCS KwaZulu-Natal Regional Commissioner,” the national spokesperson for correctional services, Singabakho Nxumalo said on Tuesday.
But the axing of Nxele was not as a result of the allegations placed before the commission by former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi in January this year, although his suspension coincided with the revelations.
The decision to fire the regional commissioner was the result of an internal disciplinary process and Nxele had been informed of his dismissal, said Nxumalo.
“Key at this stage is to ensure that the department continues to execute its functions unhindered, as Mr James Smallberger will continue to act as the regional commissioner.”