Audit us, Lotto board says, but pay for it

2012-01-19 22:43

Pretoria - The National Lotteries Board chairperson has welcomed calls for a forensic audit of grants made by the NLB during the past three years, but said those calling for it should pay for it.

"If people want to audit, they do so on their own," board chairperson Professor Alfred Nevhutanda said.

Non-profit organisations are demanding that grants made by the NLB during the past three years be subjected to a forensic audit and that board members be subjected to a lifestyle audit.

The demands are contained in a memorandum, which is due to be handed to the NLB when representatives of non-profit organisations are expected to march on its offices on January 27.

Nevhutanda said the NLB's books were audited by the auditor general, approved by Parliament and available on the NLB website.

On Monday Auditor General Terence Nombembe released the 2010/11 General Report on National Audit Outcomes.

According to the report both the NLB and the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund received unqualified audits, but with findings.

For the NLB, the AG had concerns about compliance expenditure management, internal audit controls, procurement and management contracts.

  • Heinrich - 2012-01-19 23:36

    The arrogance knows no bounds. Now where did I put that picture from Perfume...? Ah, YES ! ......................../´¯/) ......................,/¯..// ...................../..../ / ............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`•¸ ........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\ ........('(...´(..´......,~/'...') .........\.................\/..../ ..........''...\.......... _.•´ ............\..............( ..............\.............\

      Merven - 2012-01-20 07:51

      Pity you can not do this in colour, bright red!

  • KCorsar - 2012-01-19 23:53

    Yeah we'll pay for it, how about not buying Lotto tickets anymore, that might stop the rot, its happened in other countries where public support to boycott buying tickets put the Lottery out of business inside a year. How about that for paying for an audit, as when there is nothing to audit, there's nothing to steal! What an arrogant SOB

      Jerhone - 2012-01-20 11:46

      arrogant and ignorant

  • Garth - 2012-01-20 07:04

    Only an ignorant, with the unreserved sanction of the thieving anc, could be this coldly arrogant. This self-enriching thievery of the upper echelon anc, at the expense of the deprived, must be put to an end. Boycott the lotto and for the sake of this country, STOP VOTING FOR THE THIEVES!

  • Schalk - 2012-01-20 07:23

    Wonder how much his family made out of the payouts???

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-20 09:53

    Considering this is the same bunch that was accused of theft and misappropriation by the last country they preformed these services for as far as I can remember, it is likely that a full audit needs to be done, and yes lets pay for it so that when they are found to be elbow deep in the cookie jar we can have them kicked out and replaced with someone who doesn't meet the ANC minimum standards for thievery.

  • comurray - 2012-01-20 11:35

    The National lottery is one gigantic scam. The lotteries are only won when the jackpot reaches millions. There is a problem however, there is absolutely no proof that these jackpot pay outs ever left the NL property or bank account. I for one have ceased playing the lotto.

  • Jerhone - 2012-01-20 11:45

    "If people want to audit, they do so on their own," board chairperson Professor Alfred Nevhutanda said. why can't you bunch of skelms pay for it,if you are willing to dish out millions for ancyl parties and soccer crap, it sounds like you lot are guilty why not pay to clear your name bobjaan it won't cost as much?

      Jerhone - 2012-01-20 11:49

      Professor my a*se,he must become a professor of his crimes

  • frans.grobler3 - 2012-01-20 11:57

    I will give R100 buks and believe a million others for the audit but if there is fraud etc I want my money back!!!!!!!!!!! I bet I get my money back.

  • Heinrich - 2012-01-20 14:28

    If only we can get an independent IT audit. We should get hold of the circuit diagrams, suppliers and operating handbook of the ball machines and mainframe system. I am sure there is a communication link between the ball machines and the mainframe, to facilitate the manipulation of "winning' number combinations.

  • RobertKeeling - 2012-01-27 13:24

    So those calling for an audit must pay for it? Does that mean that this organisation handling billions of Rand is never audited? Or is it audited by those who have a finger in the cookie jar? No wonder theoe connected with the lottery, and the ruling party, can demand millions for parties and other nefarious reasons! Another bottomless pit for the manne to dig into and enjoy their life of luxury! It's nauseating to say the least.

  • Butch - 2012-01-28 07:44

    Auditing not onlu "us" - auditing your whole system which makes statistically zero sense and is manipulated obviously- over and above the looting by cronies

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