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Auditor-General’s accuser Mlungisi Mabaso axed for misconduct and dishonesty

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke’s head of human resources, Mlungisi Mabaso, has been fired after an independent disciplinary process found him guilty of misconduct and dishonesty, among other charges.
The Auditor-General’s head of human resources — or Chief People Officer (CPO) — Mlungisi Mabaso was dismissed on Wednesday, after an independent disciplinary hearing found him guilty of “gross misconduct” and “gross dishonesty”, among other charges. Mabuso was suspended in July after he unleashed a slew of allegations against Auditor-General (AG), Tsakani Maluleke.
As Daily Maverick’s Rebecca Davis reported here, the story begins when, according to the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA), Mabaso had a meeting with Maluleke on 27 June in which he accused her of corruption. Mabaso made nine claims in total against the AG — the majority of which allegedly took place while she was deputy AG and which dealt with payments allegedly made to the former AG, Kimi Makwetu.
Maluleke served as deputy from 2014 to 2020 before she was nominated to become AG in 2020. She took over as AG following Makwetu’s death in November 2020.
The AGSA stated that, during this meeting, Mabaso effectively tried to blackmail Maluleke, telling her he “wanted mutual separation on condition he received a financial settlement”, in exchange for him not going public with his allegations about her corrupt activities.
The AG made Mabaso’s claims public in a statement earlier in September, while Mabaso was suspended on 5 July pending an investigation by the law firm Bowmans into both his alleged blackmail and Maluleke’s alleged corruption.
The legal opinion, which was heard in Parliament on 16 September, cleared Maluleke of wrongdoing and recommended that Mabaso’s conduct in making the allegations were investigated for possible disciplinary proceedings.
In a statement on Thursday, the AGSA said Mabaso had been charged with gross misconduct for threatening Maluleke, making several accusations against her and stating that he could cause her harm. The charge of gross misconduct included Mabaso failing to submit the allegations through the appropriate channels within the organisation.
“He also attempted to extort an unauthorised gratification from the Auditor-General in exchange for not disclosing the allegations,” the AGSA went on to say. This was in contravention of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.
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Mabaso was also charged for “violating his suspension conditions by sending a letter to several staff members without authorisation,” said the AGSA.
Mabaso was further charged with “gross dishonesty” after ...

Billy Downer wants Jacob Zuma to pony up R1m as security in private prosecution

This is a tale about a legal wonderland where a senior state prosecutor becomes a defendant and an accused former president turns prosecutor. But there is a twist in this neverending story.
The state-employed defendant has approached the courts to have the private prosecutor, former president Jacob Zuma, cough up at least R1-million as a security deposit in his case against the defendant.
Things work differently in a private prosecution, Zuma has since discovered.
The sting is Section 9(1) of the Criminal Procedures Act which stipulates that no private prosecutor referred to in Section 7 of the act “shall take out or issue any process commencing the private prosecution unless he deposits with the magistrate’s court in whose area of jurisdiction the offence was committed”.
Senior State Advocate Billy Downer has filed an interlocutory application with the Pietermaritzburg High Court, seeking a review of the costs a magistrate had previously determined in respect of Downer’s defence in a private prosecution initiated by Zuma.
Zuma put up R90,000 as security
Downer said the R90,000-odd Zuma put up as security for expenses that could be incurred defending the charges brought in the private prosecution was inadequate. A chunk of the deposit has been split between Downer and News24 journalist Karyn Maughan. (That gives each around R40,000 in reserve).
Zuma launched the private prosecution of Downer and Maughan on 6 September in response to the publication by News24 of details of Zuma’s “medical condition”.
Zuma has argued that publication of the medical report violates the National Prosecuting Act. The NPA had declined to prosecute Downer and Maughan, which prompted Zuma to take the route of a private prosecution.
The former president brought the private prosecution in terms of Section 7 of the Criminal Procedures Act.
Downer and Maughan are due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 10 October. This is the same court in which Downer is the lead prosecutor in Zuma’s long-running trial for corruption.
Downer, in his founding affidavit, set out that the NPA and the prosecution team in Zuma’s corruption matter regarded the former president’s private prosecution as “an abuse of process”.
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It was, he added, “without merit, designed to delay the prosecution against the private prosecutor [Zuma], intimidate me and the prosecution team and to avoid the trial proceeding on its merits”.
Therefore, the conduct and the outcome of the private prosecution were, argued Downer, matters of “significant public import ...

Jailing of ex-treasury chief ‘is evidence that KZN is making strides in its fight against corruption’

The former head of KwaZulu-Natal’s treasury, Dumisani Sipho Derrick Shabalala, has begun a 15-year jail term. His bid for freedom went up in flames after the Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed his application for leave to appeal against his sentence and conviction.
Shabalala’s appeal was dismissed on Tuesday, resulting in him forfeiting his bail and immediately being sent to jail. Last Thursday, he was handed 15 years’ imprisonment for his role for receiving R1.5-million from Intaka Investments for the acquisition of Wataka water purification plants valued at R44-million.
This followed his conviction for fraud, corruption, money laundering and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. The corruption occurred between 2004 and 2007 when Shabalala formed a relationship with Uruguayan businessman Gaston Savoi and the company Intaka Investments.
Read more in Daily Maverick: “‘Amigo case’: Testimony of how a R144m tender was irregularly awarded to Gaston Savoi”
The National Prosecuting Authority’s KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson, Natasha Ramkissoon-Kara, confirmed that the refusal of his application for leave to appeal resulted in Shabalala forfeiting bail and starting his sentence immediately.
The Director of Public Prosecutions in KZN, Elaine Zungu, said the court’s decision is evidence “that KZN is making strides in our fight against corruption”.
“We will continue with our mandate of rooting out corruption, especially in the government sector. We commend the stellar work done by the prosecution team and the investigation team from the Hawks,” Zungu said.
Troubles not over
However, this is not the end of the road for Shabalala. He is also implicated in a related matter involving Savoi which became known as the Amigos Case and which involved the manipulation of tender contracts. Savoi is Intaka Holdings director and his company and Intaka industrial director Fernando Praderi are also co-accused.
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PricewaterhouseCoopers forensic auditor Trevor White previously testified in the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that the businessman was introduced into KZN government circles by then head of the provincial treasury Shabalala, who was his initial accomplice in another collusion scheme.
The first arrests in the Savoi case – of 21 suspects charged with racketeering, corruption and fraud – were made in 2010 and 12 years later the matter is still dragging before the courts.
The charges in the Savoi matter relate to racketeering, fraud, corruption, money laundering and infringement of the Public Finance Management Act. It is the NPA’s contention that Savoi and others participated in a criminal enterprise involving ...

Malema’s stern warning to corrupt members: You will rue the day you joined the EFF

At the EFF’s People’s Assembly, leader Julius Malema warned that the party could not fight against corruption in SA if its leadership ‘become part of palace politics and corrupt elite’.
The problem of corruption in South Africa seems to have found its way into the EFF — particularly in Gauteng, leader Julius Malema said in a keynote address at the party’s third provincial assembly on Sunday, 11 September.
After a new provincial leadership had been elected, Malema said in his speech: “We have a problem of corruption in South Africa and we’ve started to have a problem of corruption in the EFF now. When people are sent to the leadership of the EFF, who are leading in regions, provinces and all of that, people will demand money in exchange for helping those people with whatever problems they are confronted with.”
In one instance, he said, a party researcher had been allegedly hired without an interview or the knowledge of EFF members and caucus.
Recruitment drive
Over the past few months, the EFF has embarked on a drive to recruit one million members by the end of the year. Malema said it was disturbing that some regions had failed to meet their campaign targets, but urged them to do so after the assembly.
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“You must make sure you recruit the real numbers to reach the target. Because it is Gauteng that is going to deliver South Africa. All of us must know that Gauteng is what will liberate South Africa and without a grounded EFF that is based on the quality of highly recruited members, then the organisation will not have a future,” he said.
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Malema said the EFF had warned branches against using signatures to recruit members as these could easily be forged and, as a result, would undermine the growth of the party. Despite this, some had used signature campaigning.
“People went ahead. and thought we will not know the system exposes them. And we’ve since suspended them. It is those people who commit treason in the EFF by lying to the organisation and creating an impression that the organisation is alive when it is not alive,” he said.
‘Sober analysis’
Malema urged the newly elected leadership to remain honest and give sober analysis of the growth of the party to allow national officials an opportunity to ...

Political lawfare between Ramaphosa and Mkhwebane reaches new crescendo

The political battle disguised as lawfare between Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane reached fever pitch after a Western Cape High Court ruling declared the President’s suspension of the Public Protector invalid.
In South Africa a day, never mind a week, is a long time in politics. At the close of the workday on Friday, 9 September, the Public Protector’s “dream team” were all victory signs and good cheer — only to have the party pooped on almost immediately as the Democratic Alliance filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court.
On Friday, a full Bench of the Western Cape High Court comprising Judges Lister Nuku, Matthew Francis and James Lekhuleni found that President Cyril Ramaphosa had been conflicted when he made the decision to suspend Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Initial reaction of the Dream Team just after the news broke .Thank you all for the hard work thank you all #FieldNegroes for the support.Hard luck to the others for this round..Sorry for the chest pains.(Still some way to go,but in the end victory is certain)!

Daughter signalled Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s presidential campaign launch on WhatsApp groups

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will run against her boss, President Cyril Ramaphosa, as Phala Phala weakens his hand.
A few weeks ago, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s youngest daughter, Thuthukile Zuma, started posting social media posters of her mother’s bid for the ANC’s top job.
The well-designed posters announced Dlamini Zuma’s campaign ahead of its confirmation in the Sunday Times on 11 September. In 2017, Dlamini Zuma was narrowly beaten to the position of ANC president by just 179 votes — by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Thuthukile Zuma is an influential youth activist on the ANC Youth League Task Team. The daughter of former President Jacob Zuma and Dlamini Zuma, she is a feminist who spoke out last month against Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana after he was alleged to have sexually assaulted a masseuse.
Dlamini Zuma confirmed to the Sunday Times, via her spokesperson Lungi Mtshali, that she has been nominated for the position by ANC branches and is available to accept. That means it is game on in the ANC race for the presidency in December as the nomination window opened this week.
Her daughter first signalled Dlamini Zuma’s entry into the race when she posted campaign flyers on WhatsApp groups early in September.
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The ANC race is happening in WhatsApp groups, with some action on Twitter and Facebook. Social media is now the principal place where the contestation will happen, signalling the end of rallies and meetings as the leading indicators of how campaigns are progressing.
Thuthukile Zuma referred Daily Maverick to Mtshali, who did not respond to Daily Maverick’s call for comment. She denied “announcing” her mom’s candidature.
It is unknown whether Dlamini Zuma will run as the RET-faction candidate or whether she will put distance between it and her agenda, which is to fight on a “Womandla” or woman’s ticket.
For more than 100 years, the ANC has never had a female leader, and the lobby to accelerate women’s leadership is growing. But the RET faction does not have a credible leader to run against Ramaphosa in December and may put its weight behind her. The ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial spokesperson did not respond to a Daily Maverick call for comment.
Ramaphosa has been weakened by the 2020 Phala Phala theft of game sale funds from a sofa they had been sewn into at his farm. It now turns out that the cash was hidden at the farm for much longer ...

Zuma struggles on, now as Beggar-in-Chief as he looks for funds to pay for his private legal battle

Jacob Zuma, the Commander-in-Thief is becoming a Beggar-in-Chief, asking for supporters, fanboys and -girls to pay for his private legal battle.
Dear readers,
Msholozi, JZ, uBaba. The man most are glad to see the back of as Commander-in-Thief of the captured state, but who refuses to go down without a fight. The man who paints himself as a victim of clever blacks, the media, rich whites and Western imperialism.
Those who adore him will tell you how charming, clever and cunning JZ is. After all, with little to no basic education, he outsmarted the apartheid state by re-establishing the ANC underground in KwaZulu-Natal after he was released from Robben Island in 1973.
Exuding the hyper-masculinity of the archetypal freedom fighter, Zuma managed to slip into exile in Swaziland and then Mozambique, rising to the ranks as head of the ANC underground structures and Head of Intelligence in the ANC’s Lusaka headquarters, roles that served him well both in exile in Zambia and when he returned to South Africa – giving him access to a vast network of spies employed in the new South African intelligence structures.
The Teflon man dodged the bullet of a rape charge by Khwezi, the daughter of a comrade in exile who regarded him as a father figure. And he managed to outwit the more educated, urbane Thabo Mbeki, who relieved him of his duties as deputy president of the country in 2005 after Judge Hilary Squires found one of Zuma’s early benefactors and financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, guilty of corruption. Shaik, who has been seen fit as a fiddle on the Durban golf courses, managed to skip jail time on medical parole – like Zuma did last year with the help of his sidekick in the world of spying, Arthur Fraser.
Despite the cloud of Arms Deal corruption hovering over him, Zuma ousted Mbeki as ANC leader in Polokwane in 2007 by charming the likes of Julius Malema and Zwelinzima Vavi. He convinced these guys that unlike the neo-liberal Mbeki, he would be pro-worker and pro-poor. Look how that turned out. Malema in Parliament shouting “Pay back the money” to his former hero for whom he once said he was prepared to take up arms and kill; and Vavi confessing that supporting Zuma was the biggest mistake of his life.
If I wasn’t a citizen of this beloved country whose life, like all South African lives, has been massively affected by this ...

Applications by Gupta associates delay Nulane fraud and money-laundering case

The Nulane corruption case linked to the Guptas has been postponed until later this month for the Bloemfontein High Court to hear applications brought by Dinesh Patel and Gupta acolyte Ronica Ragavan.
The Bloemfontein High Court postponed the R24.9-million Nulane corruption case on Thursday to 27 September 2022, for the hearing of an interlocutory application brought by a representative of Nulane Investments 204, Dinesh Patel, and long-time Gupta enterprise employee, Ronica Ragavan.
The multimillion-rand fraud and money laundering case in the Free State had returned to the high court on Thursday morning for a case management session, to finalise outstanding procedures ahead of the trial, which is expected to begin in January 2023.
Investigating Directorate spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka said on Thursday the case had been postponed to 27 September for an application by Patel for the relaxation of his bail conditions.
The matter had also been postponed to allow arguments to take place after an application was brought by Ragavan to compel the State to release further particulars related to her, in both her personal capacity as well as in her representative capacity as a director of Islandsite Investments 180.
Patel and Ragavan appeared in court on Thursday alongside their co-accused, former Gupta associate Iqbal Sharma and three former Free State government officials – Peter Thabethe, Limakatso Moorosi and Seipati Dhlamini.
Between them, they face various criminal charges, including violations of the Public Finance Management Act, fraud and money laundering, relating to a R24.9-million feasibility project, which allegedly lined the Guptas’ pockets.
The case emanates from the project paid by the Free State Department of Agriculture to Sharma’s company, Nulane Investments 204, in 2011 – where Patel, Sharma’s brother-in-law, was an employee at the time.
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It is alleged that Sharma and his company extracted nearly R25-million from the Free State government after he outsourced the job to Deloitte Consulting for a fee of R1.5-million.
Once paid to Nulane, the bulk of the money was allegedly laundered and distributed through a scheme of transactions into and through different bank accounts and entities, including Gateway and the Guptas’ Islandsite Investments 180. Ragavan is a director of the latter.
Read more in Daily Maverick: “Asset Forfeiture Unit is hitting criminals where it hurts most – nearly R6bn seized this year”
Sharma and his brother-in-law, along with the three former Free State government employees, were arrested in June 2021 in connection with the case. Patel, ...

What are the Auditor-General corruption allegations about?

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke has been accused of corruption by a member of her own office — a very serious allegation, considering Maluleke’s role on the national stage. Accusations, counter-accusations, alleged blackmail threats and a suspension have followed. We peer through the smoke to see if there’s a fire.
Set the scene. Who are the major players in this particular mess?
The key figure here is the Auditor-General, Tsakani Maluleke, who has been in her position since December 2020, replacing the now deceased Kimi Makwetu. Maluleke is the first woman to hold the position of Auditor-General of South Africa — a post she ascended to after serving as Makwetu’s deputy since 2014. There was no controversy around her appointment, since she is well regarded in the world of accounting and auditing. Since taking over the AGSA top job, things have been progressing smoothly — till now.
Maluleke’s antagonist in this story is the AGSA’s now suspended head of human resources — or “Chief People Officer”, in currently trendy corporate-speak — Mlungisi Mabaso. It is Mabaso who has accused Maluleke — his boss — of “corrupt, unprofessional and unethical conduct”.
When and how did this all happen?
The main version of events we have to rely on is the Auditor-General’s. Although all this has only been made public in the past week, the events in question actually stretch back to June.
The AGSA says that on 27 June, Mr HR (Mabaso) had a meeting with Maluleke in which he accused her of corruption. The Sunday Times has reported that the meeting took place amid a fallout between the two “over how [Maluleke] spoke to [Mabaso] in front of subordinates”.
During this meeting, the AGSA states that Mabaso effectively tried to blackmail his boss, telling her he “wanted mutual separation on condition he received a financial settlement in exchange for him not exposing allegations to the public”.
In other words, Mabaso allegedly demanded a fat payout for leaving his post quietly. Without said payout, he threatened to go public with his claims about Maluleke’s corrupt activities.
On 5 July, Mabaso was suspended pending an investigation into both his alleged blackmail and Maluleke’s alleged corruption by law firm Bowmans. That investigation cleared Maluleke, but took a dim view of Mabaso’s conduct, resulting in his being charged with gross misconduct over the alleged blackmail on 18 August.
On the same day, which is unlikely to be a coincidence, Mabaso pulled the trigger on his threats ...

Devastating Charlotte Maxeke hospital fire was an act of arson — police forensic report

The fire led to the closure of Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital for many months and caused huge disruption to the provision of healthcare services in Gauteng. Eighteen months later the hospital is still not fully functional and its future is uncertain.
Maverick Citizen has obtained a copy of a SAPS forensic report that shows that arson was the cause of the fire at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) on 16 April 2021. The report, by a senior forensic investigator, recommended further investigation by the SAPS. A year later it seems that little more has happened.
The fire led to the closure of CMJAH for many months and caused huge disruption to the provision of healthcare services in Gauteng. Eighteen months later, the hospital is still not fully functional and its future is uncertain.
In the aftermath of the fire, patients have lost their lives, doctors have given up and resigned and costs have run into hundreds of millions of rands. An inventory shows that medical goods worth R40-million were in the storeroom where the fire took place, as well as a large amount of PPE obtained to protect health workers from Covid-19.
All were destroyed.
‘Accidental causes excluded’ — report
The report is by Captain Pravisha Ramsundar, a senior forensic fire investigator who for a decade has been part of the SAPS’s Forensic Science Laboratory, Fire Investigation: Chemistry Section, based in Pretoria.
An initial request for a forensic fire investigation was made by the investigating officer from Hillbrow SAPS and Ramsundar reports that he attended “the crime scene” on 28 April (12 days after the fire), 9 and 10 June and 6 and 9 July 2021.
A sworn affidavit setting out his findings is dated 27 August 2021. In it, Ramsundar declares that there were “no external suspicious observations” and excludes various “accidental” possibilities for the fire, including:
Natural factors;
Electrical or lighting malfunctions;
A discarded cigarette; and
Containers of a chemical (Cidex OPA solution) that several witnesses claimed had been the source of the fire. However, Ramsundar found that “the product itself does not burn”.
On this basis, Ramsundar records: “Accidental causes could be excluded as the cause of the fire.”
Several discrepancies
However, Ramsundar notes several discrepancies in what was reported by one of the CMJAH staff working in the storeroom (she is named in the report) who witnessed the outbreak of fire. He records that, in his own expert deductions as to the original site of the fire, her evidence ...

Joburg’s political crisis adds more keystrokes to the picture of the failing South African democracy

While the past few years have revealed a strong potential that political stalemate or chaos may soon overpower some councils or provinces (and even the national government), events in Joburg in the first week of September lifted the levels of manipulation rarely seen before. There is now strong evidence that several councillors who voted against the former Speaker, Vasco da Gama, did so against their parties’ instructions.
For the moment, this is a dynamic which appears to be largely confined to the smaller parties but can lead to deep chaos with dire consequences.
On the morning of 1 September 2022 a group of councillors from the ANC, the EFF, the UDM and several others voted against the DA’s Speaker in Joburg, Da Gama. It was a very close vote, with 136 to remove him and 132 to retain him.
It then emerged that councillors from at least three parties who are part of the DA-led coalition voted against the mandate of their leaders.
ACDP Councillors Absalom Sithole and Sam Dyers, Cope’s Colleen Makhubele and one person from the IFP are the people held responsible. The ACDP councillors were caught on video voting for the motion.
The ACDP leadership is now promising to take action. Meanwhile, the DA has said it has evidence that bribery was involved.
This latest episode suggests that Joburg is to plumb levels deeper than what was seen in Nelson Mandela Bay before last year’s local election. While the situation was incredibly chaotic, there were at least political parties to negotiate with. And despite the fact the Patriotic Alliance (PA) councillors behaved immorally, there was at least one particular body to negotiate with. In one 24-hour period, the PA councillor Marlon Daniels said in council he would vote against the budget, then claimed he had been threatened, then voted for the budget and was then appointed to the Mayoral Committee of the very Mayor who proposed the very same budget.
Now, there is evidence that in fact, certain councillors are available to the highest bidder.
Consider the situation in the ACDP in Joburg. While two of its councillors voted for the motion, the other obeyed party instructions and voted against it.
If people who belong to and represent a party founded on religious beliefs and a “strong Biblical foundation” cannot be trusted, who can?
One of the key figures in all of this is Cope’s Makhubele. So tight is the battle for control in Joburg that she ...

Thousands of students sign petition to increase National Student Financial Aid Scheme allowance

They want the current allowance of R1,500 to be increased to R2,000.
Over 50,000 people — many of whom are university students — have signed a petition, imploring Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to increase their monthly allowance.
They want the current allowance of R1,500 to be increased to R2,000 to accommodate the increasing cost of basic essentials like groceries and toiletries.
Onthatile Mathonsi started the petition a week ago on Change.Org. “NSFAS students are currently receiving an allowance of R1,500 . This is not enough for students to meet their basic needs. We urge the Department of Higher Education to consider an increase of R500.”
Mathonsi, from Pretoria, is a second-year law student at the University of the Western Cape. She told GroundUp that she spends about R700 on her monthly groceries.
She said her parents and family can’t help her financially so she solely relies on NSFAS every month. Though she qualifies for the additional R750 travel allowance as well, Mathonsi said it is not enough as many other students who don’t qualify have to use their living allowance on transport.
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Another student, Koketso Mashala from Limpopo, said: “Transport has gone up. Then there are staples like food and medicine. R1,500 is not enough.”
Esona Fanele said, “We have to buy food and clothes and it’s not like we receive anything back home, some of us don’t have parents. This is all we got.”
Nonhlakanipho Minenhle, a student at the Durban University of Technology, said the allowance was especially taxing on women who also needed to buy feminine care products each month.
Education Professor Jonathan Jansen disagreed with the petition. He said: “Why not make the allowance R10,000? If the state is there to provide you with food and clothing, why stop at R2,000? Imagine what ECD (Early Childhood Development) could do with that money. If the university is little more than a Sassa paypoint, go all the way.”
Questions sent to the Department of Higher Education and Training spokesman Ishmael Mnisi and NSFAS went unanswered by publication.
Meanwhile, the Special Investigating Unit is probing allegations of corruption and maladministration of NSFAS funds. This, after a student was erroneously sent R14-million via EFT in 2017. The incident sparked questions about fund disbursement and allowances. DM
First published by GroundUp.

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