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South Africa – Public Service Commission says woman who failed matric four times was employed as a teacher as ‘various’ schools

By Jonisayi Maromo


The Public Service Commission (PSC) in Mpumalanga has welcomed the arrest of Ntombelanga Pretty Labane, the 40-year-old woman who was working as a teacher at Hlelimfundo Secondary School in Volksrust, using a fraudulent matric certificate.

Last week, IOL reported that Labane appeared before the Amersfoort Magistrate’s Court after she was arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks.

Provincial spokesperson for the elite crime-busting unit, Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi, said Labane was apprehended by members of the Secunda-based serious commercial crime investigation unit on charges of fraud.

However, Sekgotodi told IOL that Labane was not behind bars, as she returned home after her court appearance. The Hawks clarified to IOL that no warrant of arrest had been issued against Labane, who faces fraud charges amounting to more than R1.2 million.

The Hawks said Ntombelanga Pretty Labane who has been working as a teacher since 2016 wrote matric four times – in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, and in all her four attempts, she failed. Picture: Supplied / Hawks© Provided by Independent Online (IOL)

In an update this week, the Public Service Commission in Mpumalanga said Labane was previously employed as an educator at “various” schools, including Theu Theu Primary School, before she landed the job at Hlelimfundo Secondary School.

A whistle-blower who was certain that Labane does not possess a matric certificate reported her to the Public Service Commission in Mpumalanga…



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