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gautengThe Star reports that for the past three years, Abey Marokoane has been fighting to clear his name after being fired and arrested for corruption.  

Now, the former chief director of risk management and internal control at the Gauteng Health Department, has been cleared - and he wants his job back.  Marokoane was arrested in November 2014 and fired in January 2015 for alleged corruption in security tenders.  He was finally cleared in July.  “When the case finally went to court, what came out when we were doing testimonies is that the person who accused me was a service provider who connived with the department officials and made up these allegations against me,” Marokoane indicated.  In the time the case was going on, Marokoane said he struggled to make ends meet.  When he was fired, he was earning R1.1million, but then had to make do with nothing.  To make ends meet, he had to cash-in his pension and he depended on his parents for money.  Marokoane sent a letter to MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa two weeks ago, asking for his job back.  Human resources management at the provincial health department said the legal department was going to study the documents before making a decision.  Marokoane is also in discussions with his lawyers on whether to pursue a case against the person who falsely accused him.

  • Read the full original of this report by Tebogo Monama at The Star

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