'Cash-for-jobs claim concerning'

Sadtu members are accused of selling jobs for a minimum of R30,000.

Sadtu members have been implicated in a cash-for-jobs scandal. Picture: www.sadtu.org.za.

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Basic Education said it was concerned about a reported cash-for-jobs scandal allegedly involving members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu).

The teachers union has denied any involvement in the alleged corrupt activity and said anyone who sells jobs for cash was acting on their own.

The_ City Press _reported that some Sadtu officials have been selling positions for a minimum of R30,000 to teachers in KwaZulu-Natal, the North West and Limpopo.

The department's Elijah Mhlanga said if these claims are found to be true, strong action will be taken against those involved.

"We are going to investigate and establish the facts and whoever is found to have participated in this is going to have to face the music."