Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
23 Nov 2020
5:57 am

SA’s African Union nominee probed for alleged misconduct

Eric Naki

President Cyril Ramaphosa, as AU chair, has been criticised for not pushing for a woman for the deputy position.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

Perhaps it was good that South Africa fielded two candidates for the position of deputy chair of the African Union (AU) Commission – because one of them is being investigated by the AU for alleged misconduct and bad governance. African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) chief executive professor Edward Maloka is being probed on allegations of bad governance, corruption, nepotism, favouritism, arbitrary dismissal and other issues that allegedly occurred at APRM, an agency of the African Union. Maloka and diplomat Ndumiso Ntshinga are vying for the post of deputy chair of the AU Commission as candidates representing the Southern African Develpment...