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R300m stolen from state coffers- And we Wonder?


Should this shock us? Or make us MAD!!!!

Johannesburg – Civil servants stole more than R300m of public money in the past financial year, the Sunday Times reported.

This was according to a report by the Public Service Commission (PSC) tabled in Parliament this week.

The PSC probed financial misconduct in 39 national departments and nine provincial governments.

A total of 1135 cases of financial misconduct was committed by civil servants during the 2009/2010 financial year.

Of these 998 were found guilty of taking R346mn from state coffers, the newspaper said.

This figure was the highest recorded in five years – representing a staggering 346% growth compared with R100m in 2008/2009.

The PSC slammed the government for not robustly pursuing criminal prosecution.

“Failure to institute criminal action… may encourage acts of financial misconduct to continue to be on the rise,” said the report.


Author: Anthony

I am currently staying in sunny South-Africa. I love to be out and about and my favorite pass time is bass fishing and drag racing. From time to time i will play p.c games, but not to much.

2 thoughts on “R300m stolen from state coffers- And we Wonder?

  1. We should simplify the tax system – pay directly to civil servants, and to the party-party funds, and leave Revenue out of it.
    We should all, actually, be furious and show it. But apathy rules together with criminality.

  2. Corruption, The hart beat of South- Africa. Without it, the country will not function. One has to be corrupt to get some where, or to be some one. It sickens me to the stomach.

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