Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has appointed a team of forensic investigators and a multi-disciplinary task team to probe alleged corruption and financial maladministration in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education.

This follows repeated allegations  of corruption by the National Association of Teacher’s Union( Natu). The union says there are corrupt education officials in KZN and that vacant posts are not being filled.

Natu deputy president Alan Thompson also says there is an oversupply of sanitary towels at some schools.

“You cannot force teachers to forfeit their salaries because you wanted to pay R120 million for sanitary towels. That is not acceptable. It’s something that we need to do anything possible in our power to fight against. Natu wants the investigating team to provide effective system of independence and objectivity to ensure that investigation activities are conducted thoroughly.”

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