Corruption cases in the Northern Cape and North West that are handled by the Anti-Corruption Task Team are amounting to more than R2.4 billion.
This is according to head of the Hawks and the task team, Berning Ntlemeza.
He said during a meeting with parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (SCOPA) that cases involving government officials and member of the public amounts nationally to more than R10,5 billion.
Cases in the Northern Cape alone amounts to R880 million while in the North West it amounts to R1.6 billion.
Ntlemeza is making media headlines, first as committee members lambasted him for what they say was setting the bar too low for convictions to constitute a concerted effort in fighting corruption.
Thereafter Police Minister Nathi Nhleko was criticised for not informing parliament within the prescribed time – 14 days – of Ntlemeza’s appointment. Ntlemeza was appointment in this position about a year ago
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