Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said the
department has put measures in place to fight fraud and corruption.
This as the departments Marabastad office has been
rated as the most corrupt at 62%.
Minister Gigaba said fraudulent activities
undermine all noble efforts to render an efficient and professional service.
Minister Gigaba said there is an integrated multi-disciplinary
responsive team dealing specifically with Marabastad consisting of the
Department of Home Affairs, State Security Agency, the Directorate for Priority
Crimes investigation as well as the South African Revenue Service.
Gigaba said it was set up to attend to the
challenges of Marabastad in a holistic manner where 30 officials were dismissed
in the past 2 years in Marabastad.
Gigaba added that they will do all in (their) power to abut
the twin evils of fraud and corruption within the public service.
Meanwhile Minister Gigaba said any officials and
persons found guilty of unethical criminal conduct will continue facing without
fail the full might of the law.
He added that between April and July, the
department had carried out investigations that resulted in five officials’
arrest and three other individuals.
Gigaba said working with Law Enforcement Agencies
and Government Departments in the Justice and Security Cluster they are making
serious inroads in this regard as shown by recent arrests across the country,
convictions and imprisonments for fraud and corruption.
He added that “strategies and tactics we have
adopted in strengthening our counter corruption unit in abling it to prevent,
detect and reduce instances of corruption are bearing fruit”.
culprits within and outside our department have been brought to book for
various acts of fraud and corruption, he concluded.
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