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nhlsTimeslive reports that when National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) employees on 26 November 2015 noticed that money had been deposited into their accounts, they thought Christmas had come early.  

Little did they know they would have to pay back their “bonuses” two years later.  The affected employees, who are mostly from the NHLS office in Limpopo, said they only received letters last year notifying them that the institution was recouping the funds.  In a letter sent in September 2017, NHLS acting CEO Mpho Mphelo said there had been some “miscalculations” when money was paid into the employees’ bank accounts in 2015.  On 16 January 2018 the employees were again sent letters alerting them that the first batch of debits will go off that same month.  NHLS spokesperson Tebogo Seate said the institution alerted the employees to the error in April 2016.

Read a short report by Siphe Macanda at Timeslive or a longer version at TimesSelect (registration required)

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