Public servants do R8 billion business with government

Die Vryburger

Public servants do R8 billion business with government
Public servants do R8 billion business with government. Photo: Die Vryburger

Public servants apparently do so much business with the government that it is draining the state treasury.

The chairman of parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Themba Godi, now demands that these officials be fired.

The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, presented a report on purchases to parliament. This indicates that about R8 billion of public service’s total expenses are paid to businesses owned by civil servants.

More than 2 000 civil servants are doing illegal business with the government, contrary to regulations introduced in 2016 to ban it.

According to Godi, the practice leads to corruption and the theft of state money.

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