KZN probes 172 cases worth R1.6bn

2013-05-30 16:36

The forensic investigations section of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial treasury has been asked to investigate 172 cases of fraud, corruption, mismanagement and maladministration involving R1.6 billion since 2009.

Provincial finance MEC Ina Cronje said today that 81 of the investigations had been completed.

Cronje, who was presenting her department’s annual budget in Pietermaritzburg, said it cost R24.6 million to complete 25 investigations in the 2012/13 financial year.

Investigations into 91 cases were still continuing.

“Efforts are being made to ensure that investigated cases are brought to finality but, owing to the challenges that exist in the prosecution and judiciary services, we are largely unable to show the impact of these investigations in the public arena,” she said.

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