Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
A LIMPOPO high school teacher is licking his wounds after all his pay was withdrawn from his bank account on payday by an unknown person.
Mukhacani Khosa of Mhinga village near Malamulele, a teacher at the Ripambeta High School, said he was surprised on Friday at school when his phone rang and the message showed an amount of R2500 had been withdrawn from his account.
"I was still surprised because I was at school and had not made any withdrawals when it showed that I had made a further three withdrawals that totalled R6875, 33," he said.
Khosa went to Capitec Bank in Thohoyandou where he normally gets paid.
He showed Sowetan a printout from the bank that showed several transactions he was said to have made that day while he was at school.
The first amount of R2500 was made at a Game store in Polokwane.
Another transaction of R500 was also made at a Game stores, while an amount of R2500 was used at Spitz in Polokwane.
Another amount of R500 was used at the Fontana Liquor Store.
"I am worried about the fact that while I was working people were using my salary to buy liquor," the devastated teacher said.
He said what worried him most was that his daily limit was R1000 and that more money than that was withdrawn.
A case had been opened with the police who are investigating.
Khosa said the whole thing had inconvenienced him and had adversely affected his family before Christmas.
"The bank said it had sent my case to head office but while I am waiting the whole thing is killing me," he said.
Sowetan visited the Capitec branch in Thohoyandou where the incident happened and management said they were not allowed to make comments to newspapers.
They provided the head office number in Pretoria, which rang without anyone answering.