What’s a Wrap update without some political news? The office of the Presidency confirmed on Tuesday evening that former spokesperson Khusela Diko would return to work, but in a different position in the public service. She received a written warning from the presidency upon the conclusion of her disciplinary hearing. Diko was put on special leave in February last year for her involvement in a scandalous PPE contract with her late husband and former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku.
The Presidency has not yet confirmed where Diko will be deployed but suffice to say … critics aren’t happy.
Meanwhile, the ANC’s “step-aside” rule drama continues, with suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule suffering another court blow this week. Ol’ Magashule was still arguing that the rule was unconstitutional, and that his hilarious counter-suspension of party leader Cyril Ramaphosa remained valid until set aside. But the judges at the Gauteng High Court were having none of it. Another blow for Ace.