E Cape education dept splashes over R7m on suspended officials

2011-06-09 07:53

The Eastern Cape education department, that is in a financial crisis, has paid more than R7 million in salaries to suspended officials, The Times reported today.

Spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani confirmed that R7.3 million had been paid in salaries to 50 employees, ranging from junior clerks to a deputy director-general, in the year that ended on March 31.

The suspensions related to a raft of allegations, ranging from poor performance to misappropriation of funds.

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