Sisulu: Poor are victims of corruption

2012-12-09 22:25

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Johannesburg - Poor people suffer every day because of service delivery is compromised by public servant corruption, Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Sunday.

"All South Africans must unite against fraud and corruption," she said in a statement on the UN International Day Against Corruption.

She said the government and South Africans should use the day as a platform to renew their commitment against corruption and to introduce ways of preventing it at all levels of government.

Sisulu said she was concerned about cases of corruption, fraud, maladministration and unethical behaviour involving public servants, who colluded with private sector companies and individuals.

She said she had instructed that a new anti-corruption unit be led by a deputy director general in her department, and said that a new national disciplinary unit in her department would monitor all disciplinary cases across all levels of government.

"A strong and unambiguous message must be sent to public servants that corruption and fraud does not pay...

"The same must be said to private companies and individuals. They must also know that there are no benefits from corrupt activities."

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