Mabuza showers Cleopas Maunye with special advisor job

His latest greener pastures comes after he quit as a member of the Bushbuckridge Resident Association.

Ex-BRA MPL Cleopas Maunye has been given a high-paying job in Premier David Mabuza’s office.

Maunye will now be the special advisor to DD Mabuza, earning more than R70 000 a month.

An appointment letter leaked on Facebook shows Maunye was appointed on 2 May 2017.

Addressed to Maunye and titled, ‘Appointment as special advisor to the Premier: Yourself,’ the letter reads: “I have the pleasure to notify you of your appointment to the post of Special Advisor to the Premier: Mpumalanga province”.

Maunye defected from the Bushbuckridge Resident Association to the ANC on 2 April 2017 after a brawl with its leadership.

Maunye, who was a member of the Mpumalanga legislature, had been accused of selling out to the ANC after it emerged to its leaders that he was holding secret talks with ANC leaders to help dissolve BRA.

His party suspended him as secretary and recalled him from the legislature with effect from the last day of March 2017 but then Maunye jumped ship on 2 April.

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When asked whether he had now been appointed to advise DD, Maunye could neither confirm nor deny it, saying ‘the right time’ will come when such will be announced.

“In the right time, the office of the Premier will announce it if there’s such, I can’t say anything,” he told the 013NEWS on Thursday night.

(edited by MLM)

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