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KZN teacher battles department over R60,000 in unexplained deductions

Medically boarded woman has been trying for five years to get the education department to return the money

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A former KwaZulu-Natal teacher, who suffered severe depression due to the death of her children, is at her wits end after a five-year unresolved battle with the provincial education department over money unlawfully deducted from her salary.

Nomphumelelo Thulo, 62, a former teacher at Folweni High School, has been trying to get back about R60,000 from the department, which continued to deduct money from her salary between 2015 and 2017.

A 2016 ruling by the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) ordered the department to stop deducting the money from her salary. However, the department defied the ruling and continued to deduct funds until November 2017, when Thulo went into early health retirement...

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