Mabuza: SIU probing nearly R5bn worth of contracts related to COVID-19 graft

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Deputy President David Mabuza said that government had thrown its full weight behind efforts to fight corruption.

FILE: Deputy President David Mabuza responding to oral questions in the National Assembly in Cape Town on 17 October 2019. Picture: @DDMabuza/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Deputy President David Mabuza confirmed that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was investigating billions of rands in COVID-19 corruption and has called on all South Africans to help in the fight against ongoing corruption.

Mabuza was responding to questions in Parliament on Thursday.

“The SIU is currently investigating up to R5 billion worth of contracts alleged to have been improperly awarded to various companies, nationally, provincial departments as well as municipalities.”

Mabuza said that government had thrown its full weight behind efforts to fight corruption.

“The fusion centre, which is a multi-disciplinary team of law enforcement agencies has been established to investigate COVID-19 corruption in particular. As government, we continue to provide the necessary support to these enforcement agencies.”

WATCH: Deputy President Mabuza answers questions in Parliament



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