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parliamentIndependent News reports that Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has called for tough new laws, including blacklisting officials who are involved in corruption and preventing them from resigning and joining other departments.  

This came after it emerged that several senior officials at Eskom had jumped ship before they were charged with corruption.  This prevented Eskom from taking disciplinary action against the officials.  In a report to the committee on Wednesday, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said they identified 5,452 officials at Eskom who had failed to disclose their financial interests.  They also found that 135 officials were doing business with Eskom, to the value of R6-billion.  Head of the SIU, Andy Mothibi, also advised that seven of the eight officials under suspicion resigned when lifestyle audits were conducted.  Out of the disciplinary cases conducted, four officials resigned.  Scopa chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said there must be consequences for people who resigned before they faced action, and this should include blacklisting them from joining other departments or entities and freezing their pensions until the cases were finalised.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Siyabonga Mkhwanazi at Independent News

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