Parliamentary Secretary placed on special leave amid claims of corruption

Parliament says it's placing the secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana on special leave following a request by him to do so.

Mgidlana has been strongly criticised following claims he was making use of a blue light escort.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has lodged a series of allegations against him.

They allege he has abused his position by taking unwarranted overseas trips, awarding himself a bursary and an ex gratia payment and corrupting Parliament's tender system.

Nehawu's Deputy Chair Disang Mithumi says this is a victory for workers of Parliament.

We welcome this. This is a victory for workers of Parliament, particularly members of Nehawu who have fought relentlessly against maladministration, the act of corruption and Mgidlana's dictatorial leadership style.

Disang Mithumi, Deputy Chair for Nehawu

There has not been an appetite to actually look into our issues... hence we believe that this is only being done because of the pressure we have put onto Parliament.

Disang Mithumi, Deputy Chair for Nehawu

Mithumi says presiding officers have submitted their complaints to the independent audit committee.

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