Party lays charges against minister

MBOMBELA – A case of fraud, corruption and mismanagement of funds was opened against Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande on Tuesday afternoon.

The case was opened at the Nelspruit Police Station by Economic Freedom Fighter’s Mandla Shikwambana who is also a Member of Parliament and Member of the Portfolio Committee in Higher Education, Science and Technology.

READ | EFF wins Ward 11 in Nkomazi Municipality

This is following a leaked audio that allegedly exposes corrupt activities between the Department of Higher Education and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The South African Communist Party (SACP), Nzimande and the NSFAS’ chairperson, Ernest Khoza are accused of being part of kickback scheme related to contracts at the fund.

Mpumalanga Mirror on X: “WATCH | EFF member of Parliament Mandla Shikwabana opened a case of fraud, corruption, and mismanagement of NSFAS funds against the Minister of Higher Education and Chairperson of NSFAS at the Nelspruit Police Station yesterday afternoon.” / X (

The Democratic Alliance also laid charges formally against Ndzimande at the Cape Town Central Police Station. Minsiter Blade Nzimande responded to the report as follows:

HigherEduTrainingZA on X: “Minister @DrBladeNzimande responds to the allegation as contained in the OUTA report.” / X (

HigherEduTrainingZA on X: “Minister @DrBladeNzimande responds to the allegation as contained in the OUTA report.” / X (

HigherEduTrainingZA on X: “Minister @DrBladeNzimande responds to the allegation as contained in the OUTA report.” / X (

Related articles

Struggle veteran Dr Motsoko Pheko dies at 93

Former Pan Africanist Congress of Azalea President Dr Motsoko Phew took his last breath on Friday, April 20. A struggle veteran, a lawyer, author of 45 books, theologian, academic and historian, Dr Pheko will be...

Mandla Msibi appeals his suspension

The African National Congress Provincial Treasurer, Mandla Msibi, is appealing to his suspension. This development follows the provincial secretary Muzi Chirwa’s announcement in a media briefing on Wednesday, April 10. He said the Provincial Executive...

“MaVay-Vayi was a hardworking comrade”- ANC chairperson Mandla Ndlovu

DWAARSLOOP - The late ANC stalwart, Violet Siwela, popularly referred to as “MaVay-Vayi” by the entire organisation's leadership and membership, is best missed for many things, including being a hardworking comrade of the movement. This...

ANC fills up Mbombela Stadium!

MBOMBELA- The African National Congress’s 112th Anniversary proved to be a success as the party managed to fill the venue to full capacity. READ | "The ANC will never fall” - Paul Mashatile The party held its...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.