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WCED denies offering axed principal Brian Isaacs hush money

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has officially fired South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs.

Education MEC Debbie Schafer dismissed the appeal against his dismissal, ending his more than 30-year tenure as head of the school.

Isaacs was suspended earlier this year and faced several disciplinary hearings over misconduct in the workplace.

Schafer explains that Isaacs was fired on charges relating to insubordination and false statements in the media.

Isaacs has now claimed in the media that the WCED tried to buy him off, which Schafer has denied.

Schafer says that the WCED had initially offered him an early retirement package during legal settlement negotiations, which are typically confidential.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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