Thursday, March 31, 2011

R2,4 billion: That's the extent of the SABC corruption that led the broadcaster to pay this amount to businesses over 3 years.

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) that's been investigating the South African public broadcaster and several serious corruption charges has told parliament that R2,4 billion worth of corruption-related transactions have been found.

The SIU's head Willie Hofmeyr has told parliament's portfolio committee on justice about the staggering corruption found in the SABC. The SIU's investigation into the massive corruption within the SABC has uncovered ''serious criminality'' within the broadcaster.

According to the SIU's submission to parliament, R2,4 billion has been paid between the 3 years of 2007 and 2010 to businesses in which 20 people who at the time have been working for the SABC held personal interests.The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is currently pursuing criminal cases against some of these accused.