DA Mayor Mashaba cracks down on corruption

A newly established corruption-busting unit in the City of Johannesburg has investigated over 2,500 cases of corruption, uncovering fraud and corruption worth over R16 billion. More than 600 people have been arrested and more than 100 City employees have been suspended or dismissed. Thirteen more have resigned.
Databases of indigent residents have also been cleaned up, removing the names of hundreds of City and government officials who were benefiting improperly from services that were meant to go to the poor.

Corruption steals from the poor and must be stopped. I have zero tolerance for corruption, in both the public and private sector.
– Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Herman Mashaba

The neighbouring City of Tshwane has equally stepped up the fight against corruption in the past year by introducing transparent public disclosure of tender processes. Corruption took place behind closed doors and many contracts were handed to cronies during the ANC administration. Many suspicious and dodgy contracts worth billions are being cancelled legally and criminal charges have been laid against those who allegedly involved in corruption.
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