Dispute over attached computers

2010-02-24 00:00

THE KZN Education Department is questioning whether proper procedures were followed in the attachment and removal of office equipment and computers in their Metropolitan office building in Pietermaritz Street.

The Witness yesterday reported that 20 computers, still loaded with essential data, were repossessed and auctioned off after a visit from the sheriff of the court last Thursday.

Sources told the newspaper that the sheriff took computers and desks after lawyers were awarded a judgment against the department seemingly for its failure to pay a R50 000 debt.

However, department spokeswoman Mbali Thusi disputed this version of events, saying the department’s legal services section is expected to institute court action on the grounds that the proper procedures had not been followed.


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