The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating 558 procurement contracts involving R1.9 billion, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize said yesterday.
“The SIU is also investigating 360 cases of conflict of interest where R3.4 billion was involved,” Mkhize told an integrity leadership conference in Durban.
Delegates were expected to craft plans to deal with fraud and corruption in the public sector in KwaZulu-Natal.
Mkhize said the province’s Integrity Management Unit, which provided strategic leadership for the provincial government on fraud and corruption, was behind arrests for corruption.
“As we speak, the total number of public servants who are facing fraud and corruption charges in the province is 1 024.”