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southafricalogoSunday Tribune reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Correctional Services Commissioner Mnikelwa Nxele last week approached the Durban High Court in a bid to have his suspension lifted.  

This was days after he was fingered by Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of Bosasa, for being on the take.  Agrizzi alleged at the Zondo inquiry into state capture that Nxele received monthly bribes of R57,500, a claim he said he intended to challenge.  Nxele was suspended the week before last for allegedly not following due processes when a manager was fired in 2014.  The manager was reinstated by the bargaining council in 2017 and resumed his duties last year.  Nxele is adamant that his suspension cannot be justified and has also questioned the timing of his suspension, which happened to coincide with the allegations that he received bribes from Bosasa.  Correctional Service’s spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo stressed that Nxele’s suspension had nothing to do with him being implicated in the state capture commission of inquiry.

  • Read Lungani Zungu’s report on this story in full at Sunday Tribune

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