More than a hundred civil servants up for fraud
More than a hundred civil servants implicated in social grant fraud will this week appear in several courts around the country. Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya says the court appearances form part of his department’s national anti-fraud campaign. He says investigations which have so far resulted in court appearances of five hundred and seventy seven officials suspected of defrauding the system of over 10-million rands should send a strong message to would-be fraudsters. BuaNews reports that the department is being assisted in its investigations by a dedicated anti-corruption unit, the Special Investigation Unit and the police.