Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping has been placed on precautionary suspension following an auditor-general probe into the Covid-19 relief benefit scheme for workers.

A source close to the process confirmed to Business Day that employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi made the decision to place Maruping on suspension following the auditor-general’s report on the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters).

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