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CORRECTIONAL services regional commissioner for Gauteng Thozama Mqobi-Balfour has been suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary process for renting a lavish home with taxpayers' money.
Departmental spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said yesterday the decision to suspended her, which came into effect on Monday, was taken after the department received the findings of an investigation into the matter last month.
Wolela also said the suspension related to, among other matters, the procurement of rented accommodation, but declined to elaborate.
The wife of former correctional services minister Ngconde Balfour was reported to have rented a house in the Woodhill golf estate in Pretoria for about R30000 a month despite having the use of an official residence.
Mqobi-Balfour was also named by Auditor-General Terence Nombembe as one of 49 government officials who benefited from government contracts worth R74million.
The Democratic Alliance said it was "unacceptable" that the department had not given the full reasons for the commissioner's suspension and called for the matter to be finalised as soon as possible. - Sapa