Nkonyeni new KZN education MEC

2013-10-07 11:14
Peggy Nkonyeni (File, Sapa)

Peggy Nkonyeni (File, Sapa)

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Durban - KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature speaker Peggy Nkonyeni has been appointed the province's education MEC.

She was sworn in by KwaZulu-Natal Deputy Judge President Achmat Jappie at a brief ceremony in Durban on Monday.

She takes over from Senzo Mchunu, who was elected KwaZulu-Natal premier last month.

Mchunu said the legislature would elect a new speaker on Tuesday.

Nkonyeni, who trained as a secondary school teacher, served as health MEC from 2004 to 2009.

Charges of fraud and corruption against her and six other officials were withdrawn in August last year. They were linked to the sale of water purification plants to the KwaZulu-Natal health department, allegedly at inflated prices. The NPA withdrew the charges after finding there were no prospects of a successful prosecution.

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