Gcina Ntsaluba
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28 Jan 2020
6:05 am

Deputy minister might have to pay back ‘S&T lobola money’

Gcina Ntsaluba

Bogopane-Zulu allegedly offered to take a clerk on international trips to get government’s S&T allowance so he could save up money to pay lobola for her niece.

Deputy Minister of Social Development Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu. Picture: Facebook.

Deputy Minister of Social Development Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, who agreed to be put under scrutiny after allegations that she used her ministry’s travel allowance to support the wedding plans of her niece and a clerk in her office, could be forced to pay back the money, according to a legal expert. Attorney Richard Chemaly said in terms of criminal sanctions, it was unlikely there would be charges against her, but she could be ordered to pay back the money used to bankroll her niece’s lobola negotiations. “In civil terms, however, Bogopane-Zulu may find it difficult to defend a case made in...