The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has welcomed the sentencing of a Department of Education official who will spend four years in prison for bribery.
It’s understood Mbhazima Mabasa was found guilty of demanding a bribe from a university student before approving their bursary.
UDM has called the act of taking advantage of vulnerable and needy bursary applicants deplorable, saying it hopes this sentencing will serve as a warning to those committing similar crimes.
The UDM’s Bongani Msomi said: “It’s immorally current and we commend the court for the sentence because this will be a lesson to other officials who are doing the same thing.”
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