Fuel’s paradise: inflated mileage claims bleed EC coffers

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Fuel’s paradise: inflated mileage claims bleed EC coffers

Insiders speak of a free-for-all, with civil servants claiming significantly more than they should be

Mkhululi Ndamase

Eastern Cape civil servants are milking the provincial government dry, with millions of rand paid in fraudulent and inflated travel claims.

Officials who use their private cars for government business have targeted their employer and are cashing in on dubious travel claims every month.

Government officials and some senior managers have also been using cars with a smaller engine capacity but their travel claims feature cars with bigger engine capacities, such as SUVs...

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