OUTA calls on municipalities to scrutinise PPE expenditure

OUTA calls on municipalities to scrutinise PPE expenditure

As the Hawks' arrest spree of officials implicated in graft continues - the country's municipalities are being called on to scrutinise their COVID-19 expenditure. 

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In April,  the government announced an unprecedented R500 billion economic stimulus and social relief package to cushion the impact of coronavirus.

Some of the funds were misused or looted - and some relief food aid was diverted from households in need. 

Several politicians and their families are said to have scored big from COVID-19 personal protective equipment procurement.

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The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse's (OUTA) Wayne Duvenage said: "The arrests we see happening across the country is extremely good news to society and we really are motivated by these recent arrests.

"Government officials who have been implicated like, Vincent Smith handing himself and receiving benefits from Bosasa. 

"We are seeing Richard Mdluli now sending time in jail - I think there is a lot of people that are not going to be sleeping easy on the next days, weeks and months."

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