Loafer asks Zuma for break

2010-01-23 00:00

BLOEMFONTEIN — A Free State Education Department official who has been “doing nothing” for seven years has written a letter to President Jacob Zuma in an effort to put an end to her forced loafing.

Maryna Jacobs (37), a senior bookkeeper with 18 years’ service, told Zuma she had been relieved of her duties. Every day she sat and read the newspaper as no manager spoke to her.

She said that since she had pointed out tender fraud to the anti-corruption unit, she was being ignored. “It is fun to do nothing for a while. But this has been going on for seven years. It is unacceptable,” she wrote.

“They are making matters so difficult so that I have to resign,” Jacobs said this week. She also sent the letter to the offices of Free State Premier Ace Magashule and Education MEC Tate Makgoe.


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