Former Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Obedingwa Mguni has called on Parliament to give permanent secretaries a fixed term in office to make sure that they do not overstay. Addressing the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour and Social Welfare, Mguni said,
Permanent secretaries should have a fixed term because if they overstay they end up overlooking some issues and abusing the powers of their office…There was a lot of corruption in the Immigration Department. At one point, the permanent secretary for Home Affairs refused to fire the directors because he said there was no case against them and yet there were many cases. What people should know is the problem of unfair labour practices cannot be dealt with unless we deal with the people in top positions.