Mkhululi Ndamase and Katharine Child
A FORENSIC audit of the Eastern Cape Health Department has revealed "devastating” large-scale graft and nepotism. One of the most shocking findings in a 55-page report on the audit is that out of a total of 56 000 employees in the department, 23 221 were selling services and goods back.
One was chief financial officer Pumla Vazi, fired for giving R3-million in deals to her family’s businesses.
Other findings included that 544 department workers were suspected of being ghost employees after invalid identity numbers were used, the department said yesterday.
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