The Global Banking School in the UK says its suspension of former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is on a “without prejudice” basis.
This means she is free to return to her studies there once her South African issues have been resolved.
Mahlangu has been subpoenaed to appear at the Life Esidimeni hearing into the deaths of 141 mentally-ill patients in Gauteng which happened while she was MEC.
The University of Bedfordshire, to which the school is affiliated, says she was suspended for being in breach of the terms and conditions of the school.
A spokesperson for the school confirmed she had been studying for an MBA in global banking, a course which begun in August of this year.
The course fees run to around R190 000.
The University of Bedfordshire which is the awarding body for the Global Banking School released a statement saying Mahlangu had been suspended from her studies at the school in light of information relating to a tribunal in South Africa.