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Limpopo school principal accused of appointing his wife and two daughters

A Limpopo school principal has faced one of the most extreme claims of nepotism you will find: appointing his wife, daughters and son-in-law.

School principal Limpopo

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Providing three jobs for his wife and two daughters? That is what a Limpopo school principal has been accused of this week.


In addition to allegedly appointing his wife, two daughters, the reports say the primary school headmaster also hired his son-in-law at the same school.

Burgersfort in Sekhukhune is believed to have the principal’s three family members as teachers.

The move has since led the provinces’ Department of Education to encourage the principal at the district office after the community created aggressive tension at the school.


The controversy soon caught the attention of the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The parties were pressured by parents and the surrounding Burgersfort community members to formally contact Education MEC Polly Boshielo to act on the grave allegations on the Limpopo school principal.

Additionally, a fuming member of the governing body has responded with a firm suggestion of what action should be taken against the accused.

“We want the department to suspend the principal so that investigations can run smoothly,” Lizelle Mallo said.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has received an overwhelming flood of applications for Phase II of the Basic Education Employment Initiative. The Department is looking for 287 000 unemployed young people to employ from November 2021 until March 2022. The vacancies need roughly 192 000 Education Assistants and about 95 000 General School Assistants.

It has since been revealed that over 1 million applications have been processed. This was revealed in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s weekly newsletter, focusing on job creation, which was released last Monday.

“The launch of the second phase of the Presidential Employment Stimulus this past week represents great progress in our quest to create job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of currently unemployed South Africans,” Ramaphosa said.