Six suspended provincial bosses collect more than R12m for sitting at home

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Six suspended provincial bosses collect more than R12m for sitting at home

Gungubele listed six suspended officials — two in Mpumalanga, two in the Free State, one in the Northern Cape and one in KwaZulu-Natal. Cumulatively, they have earned R12,256,227 so far while on suspension.

Gungubele said Mokhesi was placed on precautionary suspension in June 2020. He faces misconduct charges related to tender irregularities. Gungubele said Mokhesi has earned R3,412,484 since his suspension.

Sipho Mtakati, head of the Free State sport, arts, culture and & recreation department, has been on precautionary suspension since May 2021 and faces charges related to tender irregularities. He has earned R1,978,533 since his suspension, said Gungubele.

The head of Mpumalanga’s human settlements department, Kebone Masange, has been suspended on gross negligence charges since April 2021 and has earned R1,308,568.

The head of the Mpumalanga community safety, security and liaison department, Busi Nkuna, has been suspended since June 2021. Gungubele said Nkuna faces “charges relating to serious offence” and has been paid R1,196,064.

Northern Cape sports, arts and culture head Ruth Palm was suspended in September 2020 on “charges relating to fraud” and has been paid R2,014,340.

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