WIDESPREAD looting, tender fraud and irregular spending in government departments has once again come to light after the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) revealed it was scrutinising more than R5-billion in allegedly misspent taxpayers’ money.
In a shocking report tabled in parliament on Friday, the unit details progress in its investigations and the criminal charges it has brought against suspects.
The interim annual report, covering investigations in 2010 and last year, reveals that more than R2-billion in tenders and irregular spending at provincial level is under investigation.
The unit is also investigating R700- million in questionable spending by national state departments. The biggest culprits appear to be the departments of Rural Development and Land Reform, Public Works and Human Settlements...
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