THE Eastern Cape provincial government paid private law firms almost R50-million in 2012- 2013 to deal with disciplinary cases and litigation against it.
The Roads and Public Works, Education and Health departments alone have spent R28-million on legal fees.
Last September, the ANC instructed the government to stop using private law firms handling disciplinary cases. This came after it was revealed the Bhisho administration had paid private legal firms R63-million in the 2011-2012 financial year to handle similar cases.
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