19-year career allegedly with someone else's matric results

2015-09-23 21:15

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Johannesburg - A month before his retirement, a senior University of Limpopo official has been arrested for allegedly using someone else’s matric certificate to get the job he held for 19 years, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

Lesiba Lazarus Lebelo, 59, was granted R3 000 bail by the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court following his arrest at his home in Penina Park, Polokwane, on Tuesday night, Lieutenant Robert Netshiunda said in a statement.

He would face a charge of fraud. He joined the university in 1996 and was the labour relations manager for the Turfloop Campus.

“Initial investigations revealed the serial number of the certificate he used belonged to somebody else, meaning Lesiba earned over R10m in his 19 years of service fraudulently.”

He was serving his one month notice before retiring at the end of the month when he was arrested.

He would be back in court on November 26.

University spokesperson Kgalema Mohuba said the matter was sub judice and he could not comment.

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