Teachers dismissed over bonus scam
The 18 Namibian teachers implicated in US$204 000 fraud scam in 2017 have been dismissed. Fanuel Kapapero, the director of education in the Kavango East region, confirmed five of the teachers have resigned ‘and the remaining 13 are to follow’. The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture handed over the case to the police after an accountant allegedly made illegal payments into a number of the teachers' bank accounts without authorisation. This was allegedly done under the pretence that they were receiving bonuses. The Namibian reports that about 3 500 transactions were processed into various bank accounts between 2013 and 2016. Kapapero said two disciplinary hearings established their guilt.