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North West Jobs For Cash Whistle-blower Fears For His Life
Tuesday 19 January 2016 18:58
The whistle-blowers who exposed alleged fraud in the cash-for-jobs scam within the North West Education Department say they
The cash-for-jobs scandal, that has surfaced in the Basic Education Ministry in the province of North West, was exposed by a group of foreign nationals who are fearing for their lives.
Foreign teacher Edward Addae was dismissed in 2015 after he raised concerns about fellow teachers paying for employment.
Addae claims there are attempts to silence him.
On Tuesday he met with high-ranking government officials in an effort to assist them with their investigation.
The whistle-blowers went as far as providing proof, that they paid department officials up to R5000 to secure posts. Many teachers implicated in the scam have since fled the country.
Addae says; "I can give you 10 names that are being paid with fake certificates. But because of this scandal, some of them have since run away, they are in Ghana now as we speak presently."
The Education Department MEC Wendy Matsemela says they are going to start a new investigation to address the matter properly.
It's unclear how much money was involved in the cash-for-jobs scam.
The Hawks are being roped in to assist with the investigation.
North West Education authorities say strong action will be taken against anyone found to be involved.