Principal accused of stealing funds

A SCHOOL principal might find himself in "hot water" after allegations that he had embezzled funds.

A SCHOOL principal might find himself in "hot water" after allegations that he had embezzled funds.

Aubrey Molokomme, principal of Manoe High School in GaKobe village near Senwabarwana, has allegedly failed to produce the school's financial report since he became head in 2006.

The school was declared a no-fee school due to its rural nature and had been receiving government funding.

According to recordsin Sowetan's possession, the school received R173000 from the provincial department of education in the first half of last year and a similar amount in the second. But the money has allegedly disappeared without trace.

Molokomme failed to account for the money each time he was asked to.

Teachers at the school allegedly confronted Molokomme in September last year to demand an explanation about the money. He allegedly again failed to account for the money.

A teacher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were shocked to discover that there was only R34000 left in the school's account. "We want to know where the school's money has gone to because there are no records to indicate what it was used for," he said.

The teacher said they had approached the provincial department of education to seek assistance in the matter.

Molokomme told Sowetan yesterday that there were people who wanted to unsaddle him because they were after his post.

Departmental spokesperson Ndo Mangala said they viewed the matter in a serious light and investigations would be conducted soon.

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