The DA laid criminal charges against higher education, science and technology minister Blade Nzimande with the SAPS in Cape Town on Tuesday, following through on plans announced earlier in the week.

The party has taken this action against Nzimande on the basis of secretly recorded meetings and a report released last week by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), which alleged service providers to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) paid kickbacks to Nzimande and NSFAS chair Ernest Khosa in exchange for contracts and protection. Money is also alleged to have been paid to the SACP, which is chaired by Nzimande. ..

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.