Public Works tender fraud valued at three billion rands uncovered
By Lelethu Mquqo
21 September 2011
Minister of Public Works Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde says that tenders to the value of R3 billion have been affected by irregularities in her department.
Because the investigation is ongoing, she cannot be certain that all the wrongdoings have been uncovered.
The Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Special Investigating Unit, is investigating the irregular awarding of the tenders in question.
Mahlangu-Nkabinde says criminal charges are likely to be brought against several officials and people outside the department.