Pretoria: Basic Education Director General Bobby Soobrayan has been found not guilty of wrongdoing.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was notified of the judgement on December 18.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) accused Soobrayan of violating the Public Finance Management Act.
The charges were that he misused funds and signed an agreement on the department’s behalf without having the authority to do so.
The disciplinary hearing was therefore held in December and was chaired by Judge Willem van der Merwe.
Soobrayan was accused of signing a collective agreement on behalf of the department without a proper mandate, and misusing funds from the Education Labour Relations Council during April 2012.
The disciplinary hearing was chaired by Judge Van der Merwe.
During the disciplinary hearing, a Sadtu representative was present and the judgement was not opposed.
“The person who chaired the disciplinary hearing is a highly respected retired judge who is beyond reproach,” said Basic Education spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi.
Sadtu also held a nationwide protest demanding the resignations of both Soobrayan and Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
Soobrayan was place on special leave in August 2013.
SOURCE: SA NEWS