Durban: January 19, 2005
The IFP expresses disappointment at Provincial Education's MEC's handling of last year's school corruption scandal.
Special amnesty will be granted to KwaZulu-Natal teachers who were arrested for their involvement in a fraudulent qualification bonus scam late last year.
Provincial Education MEC Ina Cronje indicated that the affected teachers, arrested during November and December 2004, would have to apply for amnesty on condition that they admit guilt, show remorse and contrition, make a full disclosure.
"We cannot rate the ruling party's attitude to corruption in schools and their solution to this particular scandal as anything but soft," said IFP spokesperson and former Education MEC, Faith Gasa, MPP.
Mrs Gasa also said: