Johannesburg - More than 2 000 provincial and municipal officials in Gauteng were prosecuted for fraudulently benefiting from government housing programmes in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years, the DA said on Tuesday.
“None of the officials were suspended or sacked for their fraudulent activity,” Democratic Alliance MPL Janet Semple said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Instead (they were) entering into acknowledgement of debt (AOD) agreements with the Gauteng local government and housing department to repay the R11.7 million lost.”
The figures were provided by Gauteng local government MEC Ntombi Mekgwe in response to questions in the legislature. It emerged that 1630 officials in provincial government departments and 382 municipal officials were involved.