Msunduzi ‘ghost’ staff not paid, face fraud charges

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Msunduzi administrator Scelo Duma.
Msunduzi administrator Scelo Duma.

More than 120 City employees who missed four deadlines to verify their work status did not get paid on Wednesday and could be charged with fraud.

This comes after the administrator, Scelo Duma, instructed the City management to not to release their salaries along with those of their colleagues who got paid on Wednesday He said the suspension of salaries would not be lifted until the 121 employees presented themselves for verification.

Duma told council that the group had three opportunities to verify their employment status as part of the headcount process that started in November. He decided to give these workers until tomorrow to come forward or they would be declared as ghosts and an investigation would be conducted.

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