SIU investigates Southern Cape municipalities

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has been looking into alleged corruption and financial misconduct at some Western Cape municipalities, local government MEC Anton Bredell said on Sunday.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) reported to Parliament last week that more than R300 million was stolen by civil servants during the 2009-2010 financial years.

Bredell believed the report might be the tip of the iceberg.

Around 1000 cases of financial misconduct were committed by public servants.

The MEC said they have identified levels of corruption in at least four municipalities in the province.

“We are aware of some corruption in the Western Cape especially the ones the SIU are investigating in Oudtshoorn, George and Swellendam.”

Bredell said they requested the Presidency to release the SIU investigation findings as the information may give government a chance to lay criminal charges against those responsible for corruption and maladministration.

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