Corruption was “amplified” that is the term used by some employees who work for South African Nursing Council (SANC) in regards to the alleged misuse of funds which were aimed at mitigating hard working nurses. The money missing flagged out and spent is alleged to be about R20 million which claims state that it was spent fighting for employees who went to protected strike.

Recent announcement of the damning allegations has angered many who had suspected there was fraud and corruption in how the South African Nursing Council dealt with a lot of funds, particularly the millions which were aimed for the forefront of healthcare delivery.

“20 million rands? Nurses are charged lots of annual fee which increase every year but bona they don’t mind taking that money which they never even worked hard for,” a confidential source  said. “To tell you they are still fighting it, now we count close to seven workers who lost their jobs, fired for no apparent reasons. Those people are busy paying commissioners at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) so that they win the case and do their dirty works.”

Those in top positions accused of corruption and money laundering were told to rein and open themselves up for investigation by law enforcement agencies who need to investigate alleged illegal transactions which took place. Workers want to see real action they want to see those accused of stealing the money standing trial and being convicted for corruption. SANC is entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in the republic of South Africa. It is an autonomous, financial independent, statutory body established under several Acts. We tried contacting the body for a comment on the allegations but we had not managed to get a response by time of publish. #ladi_jaja?

By: Mpho Khena.

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