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Change the law to prevent politicians and families from benefiting from state tenders

Change the law to prevent politicians and families from benefiting from state tenders

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH Africa’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has recommended that the law must be changed to make it illegal for politicians and their immediate families to benefit from state tenders. The SIU has also suggested that, once the legislative changes have been made, intentional non-compliance should be a criminal offence. The SIU is at the heart of a co-ordinated crackdown by the South African government against fraud and corruption in the billions spent on measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  It works with the Hawks, an elite investigations unit, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Auditor General’s office.…
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Most senior South African female cop fired after arrest for fraud, corruption and theft involving a R191m tender

Most senior South African female cop fired after arrest for fraud, corruption and theft involving a R191m tender

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL Bonang Christine Mgwenya, South Africa’s deputy national police commissioner - the most senior female officer in the land - has been fired. National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole fired Mgwenya after she was arrested for fraud, corruption and theft involving an R191-million tender. Mgwenya, who rose through the ranks of the police over three decades, has appeared in the Palm Ridge Special Crimes Court where she was granted bail of R20 000. She is the 13th accused in a trial in which nine other senior police officers face charges relating  to the supply of emergency warning equipment for the South…
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