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22 arrested for corruption in Jhb - mayor

Aug 07 2014 15:36

Johannesburg - Twenty-two people have been arrested for corruption, fraud, and tampering with the City of Johannesburg's revenue collection systems, says mayor Parks Tau.

"In the last month 22 arrests have been made relating to 109 cases of corruption that resulted in an estimated R200m loss in the city's revenue collections," Tau told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday.

External contractors

"We expect to arrest 10 more people within the next two weeks."

He said two people were City Power employees and two were with the city.

"The remainder were external contractors and members of the public."

He said the city had recovered R107m from the losses caused by the corruption.

"The balance of the losses has already been accounted for in the city's balance sheet and will not impact residents' or business accounts."

Police and Hawks

Tau also said "large power users" were possibly involved in corruption and defrauding the city.

"We have identified 30 large power users consisting of businesses that are possibly [involved] in corruption and we are currently finalising some of the investigations."

The city was working with the National Prosecuting Authority, police and the Hawks in investigating the matter, he said.

city power  |  police  |  npa  |  johannesburg  |  corruption  |  crime
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