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Qonde: Blade told me to break the rules



Director-General of Higher Education Gwebinantolo Qonde in Pretoria on 6 February 2012. Photo: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Antonio Muchave

Director-General of Higher Education Gwebinantolo Qonde in Pretoria on 6 February 2012. Photo: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Antonio Muchave

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The suspended director general says he tried to warn Ramaphosa of the minister’s conduct, but the president was not paying attention.

The aftermath between Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande and his suspended CEO Gwebinkundlo Qonde revealed the way a strong politician ran his portfolio, with allegations of improper interference, uncertain tendering procedures, paranoia and petty politics.

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