The sorry state of Sasolburg: Millions lost in jaw-dropping municipal fraud

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This is the first in a series of articles exposing the extent of mismanagement at South Africa’s municipalities. The series is made possible by the support of Truth First, a non-profit organisation for investigative journalism

Two forensic reports alleging corruption and fraud. A municipal manager accused of "wanton looting", suspended with full pay for two years and counting. More than R21 million spent on a sports complex that was never built. An internal investigation highlighting control weaknesses. A list of government employees illegally receiving indigent benefits from the city. And not a single person yet brought to book.

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