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Education officials face suspension

2012-08-13 14:03

Durban - At least 10 KwaZulu-Natal education officials are facing "imminent" suspension related to corruption in the department's school nutrition programme.

Provincial education department head Nkosinathi Sishi made the announcement in Durban.
This followed the suspension of two department officials in June.

Some 2.2 million pupils in KwaZulu-Natal benefit from the national school nutrition programme, which costs the province R1.2bn a year.

Sishi declined to give further details, saying the investigations were continuing. He said it was too early to say how much the corruption had cost the department.

Comments
  • jmsepmybr.zuma - 2012-08-13 14:20

    Thank you!

      renofinch - 2012-08-13 22:16

      Suspension? Fire them!

      susan.paul.330 - 2012-08-14 08:20

      Suspended with FULL pay....

  • Rob Allen - 2012-08-13 14:23

    Here we go again, useless bunch of criminals!

  • rob.gunning.1 - 2012-08-13 14:30

    "Some 2.2 million pupils in KwaZulu-Natal benefit from the national school nutrition programme" - I think that is meant to be Some 2.2 million pupils in KwaZulu-Natal did NOT benefit from the national school nutrition programme

      arvin.hooseria.9 - 2012-08-13 14:50

      You are right Rob. "He said it was too early to say how much the corruption had cost the department". It didnt cost the department anything. The taxpayers are paying. "Some 2.2 million pupils in KwaZulu-Natal benefit from the national school nutrition programme, which costs the province R1.2bn a year". It should read Some 2.2 million pupils in KwaZulu-Natal DID NOT benefit from the national school nutrition programme, which costs the TAXPAYERS R1.2bn a year.

  • patsy.smith.125 - 2012-08-13 14:47

    What'll happen to them? A slap on the wrist and suspension with full pay? Or a proper punishment? I'm waiting with bated breath!!!

      arvin.hooseria.9 - 2012-08-13 15:10

      You are gona have a loooong wait brother.

      dewalds3 - 2012-08-13 18:11

      Humans need to breath. Remember that, otherwise you might end up like Blip.

  • narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-08-13 15:12

    Imminent schmimiment. Suspend them immediately without pay and then find the perpetrators of the Limpopo and Eastern Cape textbook disaster and do the same.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-08-13 15:15

    Where corruption disadvantages the needy, the perpetrators should be made to pay the heaviest possible penalty. The people should choose the punishment - the families of the children who did not eat or benefit from the feeding programme, the children who went without because of someone else's greed.

  • croix.mactee - 2012-08-13 20:25

    Suspend? - Bah! Arrest them, charge them and drag them before the courts of justice ASAP. It is time for you louts to catch a rapid wake-up. We, the citizenry, are SICK to DEATH of the ANC's WEAKNESS and USELESSNESS.

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-08-13 22:00

    government is so lenient to corrupt officials, they say corrupt officials face suspension instead of a boot, rubbish, this is taxpayers money that is being spent recklessly

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-08-14 07:38

    Oy Limpopo! Take note!

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