Corruption: 2 600 govt officials guilty, 1 600 dismissed

2013-09-03 14:28

A total of 2 638 officials were found guilty of misconduct between September 2004 and August 31 this year, President Jacob Zuma has said.

“At the provincial level, a total of 1 728 officials were found guilty of misconduct related to corrupt activities while 910 officials were found guilty of misconduct for corrupt activities at national departments,” Zuma told editors at a breakfast briefing in Pretoria.

“A total of 491 officials were suspended and 1 600 were dismissed from the public service.”

Also, 256 officials were fined three months’ salary, 31 were demoted, 541 were given final written warnings, and 201 were prosecuted, he said.

Through the national anticorruption hotline 17 110 cases of alleged corruption had been generated.

“There is a gradual increase in the recovery of money and the number of disciplinary sanctions taken against the perpetrators,” said Zuma.

“We are pleased that the successful investigation of cases has resulted in the recovery of R330 million from perpetrators since the inception of the national anticorruption hotline.”

Zuma thanked the public for its contribution to promoting clean governance.

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