How public servants milk the state

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How public servants milk the state

Patricia de Lille says a clean-out is under way in her department, with thousands of cases currently before the Special Investigations Unit, 12 July 2019. Picture: Moneyweb

Nearly 4,000 employees in Minister Patricia de Lille’s department of public works cash in through doing business with government, she revealed.

Revelations by public works minister Patricia de Lille yesterday that 3,700 of her employees were doing business with her department has pointed to a far bigger problem within the civil service than previously realised. De Lille also noted 300 employees in her department had their own companies which were doing business with her department in an interview with 702 yesterday. “This is where corruption and irregular expenditure begins, when employees are more concerned about their own interests and the profits of their own companies or that of relatives,” Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenhage told The Citizen. So while we wait for...



 


 

 

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