Public Service Commission (PSC) director-general Dovhani Colbert Mamphiswana. Picture: Facebook
Public Service Commission (PSC) director-general Dovhani Colbert Mamphiswana, the champion of government integrity, allegedly chaired a panel which recommended the appointment of the mother of his child as a senior government official.

The woman, who cannot be named to protect the child’s identity, was appointed as the chief director for profession ethics in the PSC and started in her new position on December 1, 2019.

Mamphiswana, who is said to have failed to recuse himself from the process, refused to answer questions on Friday.

“I don’t want to respond to issues about my private life to the media,” he said when asked to confirm or deny whether he has a child with the woman in question.

And when asked whether or not he chaired the interviewing panel that recommended her for the position, Mamphiswana responded: “I am not going to talk about matters of PSC to the media.”