GCIS accused of fraud over Census ads

2013-06-30 11:30

Johannesburg - The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has been accused of fraud for disposing of documents that showed how it irregularly appointed and paid companies to deal with Census 2011 advertising.

According to the Sunday Independent, the GCIS failed to put out a tender to advertise the Census and then paid R7m to two companies that did not provide any services.

The accusations are part of an explosive forensic audit report that has been held under lock and key and which has also allegedly led to the arrest of the former deputy director-general of methodology and standards Dr Jairo Arrow, who is accused of stealing the document.

The forensic report was compiled by the office of the accountant-general in the National Treasury at the request of former GCIS chief executive officer Jimmy Manyi and Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

The report is now in the possession of the auditor-general and is expected to be released by the end of July.

It is believed that the report states there is also a "serious lack of internal controls at GCIS regarding payment of creditors, as invoices are being split to bypass the system intended to screen all payments in excess of R1m".

  • Retha Vosloo - 2013-06-30 11:58


      mapepaki - 2013-06-30 12:53

      How many government departments have NOT embezzled tax payers money. This is what I was indicating a couple of days ago to the US Prez, unless you see personally where the money is allocated it will disappear vooooooosh

  • David Peyper - 2013-06-30 12:03

    So what's new it's Africa

  • ian.murray.52459615 - 2013-06-30 12:03

    From his surname? Blind ANC idiot, so embarrassed by your incompetent party, that you clutch at straws accusing others of corruption gives you some comfort. There should be no comfort in any public servant being found guilty of corruption. The difference is you will find any excuse to condone it. The DA will not rest in rooting it out. The aND members are so humiliated that they refuse to see a difference. So sad.

  • Nico de Jongh - 2013-06-30 12:06

    Another ANC GCIS poo-head..accused of fraud.

  • Louis Van Den Elst - 2013-06-30 12:28

    Just to show SA is going downhill and will go the same way as Zim were the leaders steal and plunder the country empty so there is nothing left vote ANC for longevity

      Sibusiso Nkosi - 2013-07-01 22:32

      Sis what a racist comment sis

  • Albert Martin - 2013-06-30 14:26


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