The President of the Audit has identified the irregularities of the Free State Department of Human Residence. This issue was referred to investigative authorities for corrective action.
AG has discovered that millions of rands have been paid for services that are not offered In the department.. Payments were also made for incomplete housing projects.
AG currently has the legislative power to refer fraud to law enforcement agencies.
Luthando Mbandazayo, head of the AG office in Free State, said he reported fraud to law enforcement agencies such as Hawks, Public Protector and South African Revenue Service (SARS).
The law allows AG to force government officials involved in fraud to repay money from their pockets to the state.
Mr. Mubandazayo states that the authority came into effect in April 2019. “If the accountant does not properly deal with serious fraud, our mission allows us to refer the fraud to the relevant public authorities for investigation,” says Mubandazayo. ..
The Free State Department of Human Residence declined to comment.
To date, six significant irregularities have been identified nationally by the Audit President.
AG identifies irregularities in human settlement in Free State-SABC News
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