Judge slams cheating student’s friends in thigh places
Union slapped with a cost order for backing a woman who was booted from nursing college for cribbing
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) has been slapped with a cost order after trying to sue the office of the Gauteng health MEC and a nursing college over what it claimed was an unfair expulsion.
The student nurse they represented was dismissed from the college after allegedly being caught cheating on an exam by writing answers on her thigh, with the union deciding to support her as she took the college and health MEC to the Labour Court in Johannesburg.
But Judge Edwin Tlhotlhalemaje was not impressed with the young woman’s story and the union’s representations, ultimately siding with the college and upholding the expulsion...