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We’ve never seen this scale of corruption, says SIU head on PPE fraud

Unit’s probe is looking at 2,695 cases, including the one involving Zweli Mkhize, and has yet to take on 1,832 more

Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head adv Andy Mothibi says the unit is prioritising investigations into R14.3bn worth of alleged Covid-19-related procurement corruption –because it endangered the lives of South Africans.

He made the revelation before parliament’s public finance watchdog, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), on Wednesday.

“Without really diminishing the other investigations that we do, we prioritised this investigation around PPE because this is a first where we see the scale of corruption in any particular investigation, and for obvious reasons, including the importance of PPE to the lives of South Africans,” he said. ..

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