Water department racks up nearly R10bn in irregular expenditure, recovers just short of R1bn

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Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation. Photo: Rapport
Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation. Photo: Rapport

The beleaguered water and sanitation department has racked up close to R10 billion in irregular expenditure but has since 2012, only managed to recover just short of R1 billion.

However, a financial recovery plan aimed at improving infrastructure maintenance and development, financial management and stabilising the department has delivered results.

On Thursday, Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu briefed Parliament on the department's internal investigations.

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