MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Two SASCO Members Arrested for Corruption - Says SADESMO

16 May 2013    

  

The South African Democratic Students Movement (SADESMO) today reacted to allegations that members of the SASCO-lead Students Representatives Council at Amajuba FET College has corrupted student funds from NSFAS. The money was supposed to be allocated for transport and private accommodation for 55 students.

 

It was reported the SASCO-lead SRC informed the students who had qualified to receive the assistance that the finance department had lost the 55 students' cards.

 

The case was reported to the nearest SAPS station and subsequently on Tuesday two SRC members were arrested; namely Siyabonga Ntshangase and Lindiwe Khumalo. They were granted free bail today (16th May 2013).

 

SADESMO President, Bonga Zungu, said “SADESMO is very concerned and extremely worried by this matter because it speaks to corruption of the highest order.”

 

“SADESMO demands that urgent steps be taken to ensure that a full-scale investigation is launched and all those involved be brought to book,” Zungu said.

 

“Special intervention from the Department of Higher Education & Training is needed to better safeguard the dispensation of NSFAS funds, which are intended for those coming from poor and struggling backgrounds. SADESMO will keep a close eye on developments in this case,” concluded Zungu.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Bonga Zungu

SADESMO President

082 637 6836