Seriti inquiry costs taxpayers R80m – Masutha

2014-11-25 14:40

Taxpayers have forked out over R80 million so far to fund the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption in the multi-billion rand 1999 arms deal, says Justice Minister Mike Masutha.

“The total cost as at 30 September 2014 is R83.199m,” said Masutha today in written reply to a question by Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier.

Most of the spend had been on paying the salaries of evidence leaders who were brought on as consultants.

“The total cost of consultants from 27 October 2012 up to 30 September 2014 is R41.955m,” said Masutha.

These included senior evidence leaders Simon Lebala who earned R10.2m, followed by Phumlani Ngobese who received R6.7m, and Barry Skinner who earned just over R5m.

Forensic auditor Jabulani Mahlangu earned a total of R9.2m.

The commissioners are full-time judges and are therefore not paid by the commission.

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