Education HOD suspended over school furniture tender

2014-07-02 16:06

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Eastern Cape education MEC Mandla Makupula has placed the head of department, Mthunywa Ngonzo, on a precautionary suspension.

“The head of department is suspended pending investigations of allegations of mismanagement of the school furniture tender,” said spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani today.

Investigations into the matter had to be finalised within 60 days.

“These are normal administrative processes of the department. As such, we appeal to the public to allow space for all due processes to be finalised,” Pulumani said.

Deputy director-general for institutional operations management Ray Tywakadi has been appointed to act in the position.

“This was not an easy decision to reach, nor was it taken lightly,” Pulumani said.

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