Johannesburg - The contract of national
consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi will not be renewed
by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, his department said on
Mohlala-Mulaudzi's attorneys were
notified of the decision on August 17, and her contract would expire
on September 3, the department said in a statement.
"The minister reiterated his
preference for an open, competitive process, and declined to accede
to Mohlala-Mulaudzi's request for an automatic renewal of her
contract," it said.
Mohlala-Mulaudzi joined the
department's consumer commission in 2010 as part of a settlement
brokered by the department of public service and administration.
The deal followed a breakdown in the
relationship between Mohlala-Mulaudzi and former communications
minister Siphiwe Nyanda.
Mohlala-Mulaudzi was fired from her
position as director general in Nyanda's department.
She unsuccessfully approached the
Johannesburg Labour Court last week to win a renewal of her contract.
DTI spokesman Sidwell Medupe said: "The
position will be advertised and there will be people who will compete
for that position."