Johannesburg – Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Tebogo Maruping has been placed on precautionary suspension.
Maruping has confirmed the decision but could not comment on the matter further.
The move comes after a recent Auditor-General probe into a Covid-19 relief benefit scheme.
A UIF briefing is currently undergoing, and took place just after the briefing by Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi.
The minister unpacked 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.