South Africa: Government has fired 1 700 civil servants for corruption
22 Sep 2016

Cape Town – In the 12 years since the inception of government’s anti-corruption hotline, a total of 3 570 civil servants have been charged with graft, the governance and administration cluster said on Thursday.

The proceedings saw the dismissal of 1 694 officials. A further 438 were fined in the form of having their salary withheld for three months, 133 were demoted and 913 were served with written warnings.

A total of 392 were criminally charged. By the end of August, information received from whistleblowers since the inception of the hotline in 2004 had led to 18 076 cases referred to departments.

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