R50?million for public servants to sit at home

2014-07-27 10:42

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About 400 public servants sitting at home on paid suspension have collected nearly R50?million in salaries and benefits while waiting for their disciplinary cases to be finalised.

National departments have a combined 238 employees who are on paid suspension and they have received R27?million in salaries and benefits.

Provincial ­departments have placed 163 employees on paid suspension, and they have collected about R20?million in pay and benefits.

Some have been sitting at home for years waiting to appear at disciplinary hearings.

The suspended civil servants are facing charges relating to various forms of misconduct, with the most common transgressions being assault, dishonesty, corruption and fraud.

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