Education officials face suspension over corruption

2012-08-13 11:43

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 R1.2 billion 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.

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