Pretoria - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi on Thursday announced that he requested a lifestyle audit starting with himself and all management of the department after internal investigations revealed 16 000 suspicious transactions to the value of R2 billion.
Nxesi was speaking in Pretoria on Thursday accompanied by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) in a joint media briefing on fraud and corruption in the department.
Nxesi said after announcing investigations in Public Works, allegations were made that he was siphoning off millions of rands.
He said these were just dirty tricks by criminal syndicates in the department.
"The only way to respond to the fight-back by the state capture forces is to intensify the struggle against corruption in state capture," he said.