Msunduzi ‘ghost’ staff not paid, face fraud charges

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
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.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Daily Poll
The Gauteng police are investigating a business robbery following a burglary at the offices of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture on Saturday. Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza said the criminals removed various items, including laptops containing vital information. What are your thoughts on this matter?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I don’t think it was a random break-in, definitely a move by those implicated in looting the country
84% - 16 votes
Let’s not jump to conclusions, police investigations will reveal the truth
16% - 3 votes
Vote
Latest Issue

View the Witness in PDF

Latest Issue
Read the latest news from KZN in digital form.
Read now