Millions of rands are involved in corruption cases in the Free State that are handled by the Anti-Corruption Task Team.
This is according to Berning Ntlemeza, Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Task Team and the Hawks. He said during a meeting with parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (SCOPA) that the second highest number of cases were registered in the Free State.
The total of 78 cases involving R870m were handled by the task team since October 2010. The most cases were registered in Gauteng and amounts to more than R4.7billion – the highest in the country.
A total of 931 government officials have been convicted nationally with the most cases registered (39) involved the Department of Public Works.