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UIF commissioner Maruping placed on suspension

The move follows a recent Auditor-General probe into a COVID-19 relief benefit scheme.

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping. Picture: @UIFBenefits/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping has been placed on precautionary suspension.

Maruping has confirmed the decision to EWN, but could not comment on the matter further.

The move follows a recent Auditor-General probe into a COVID-19 relief benefit scheme.

A UIF briefing is scheduled for 3 pm on Wednesday afternoon, an hour after the 2 pm briefing by Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi.

The minister is to unpack the findings of the Auditor-General in relation to the COVID-19 TERs Relief Fund Audit.

The development also comes as government and the ANC tries to deal with widespread allegations of wrongdoing in the spending of COVID-19 relief funds.

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