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Health, education paid up to five times more for PPE than instructed: AG

‘Clear cases of fraud’ have been identified, the details of which will be provided in the coming weeks and months

Sipho Masondo and Reuters

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu said on Wednesday that some of the money in the government’s R500bn Covid-19 relief package may have been fraudulently paid to improper beneficiaries.

Reports of suspect deals between government officials and businesses providing medical equipment or food parcels to the poor, as well as mismanagement of the disaster fund, have sparked public outrage.

In August, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) told lawmakers it was combing government departments for possible corruption over irregularities in coronavirus-related tenders worth R5bn...

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