1 273 officials charged with corruption
Johannesburg - Almost 1 300 public service officials were charged with misconduct for corrupt activities between September 2004 and June 2011, a national anti-corruption summit in Johannesburg heard on Thursday.
During this time, 603 officials were dismissed from the public service, 226 were suspended, 134 were fined and 16 demoted, National Anti-Corruption Forum chairperson Futhi Mtoba said.
Another 330 officials were given final written warnings, and 190 prosecuted.
"Corruption, bribery, collusion and other unacceptable practices are prevalent in our society. These practices are not only ethically and morally wrong, but auger against the value-for-money objective."
She said money was wasted through paying bribes, and often companies that could not provide a quality service were appointed.