Numerous phone calls with allegations of corruption and fraud at the Road Accident Fund (RAF) Administration have followed since the DA’s announcement last week of evidence that appears to document large-scale fraud allegedly taking place at the RAF.
The high volume of additional information that we have received since making public the first two examples last week has prompted the DA to establish a toll free help-line (087 233 9188) and an email address (email@example.com) for the public to report cases of fraud and corruption.
RAF employees, lawyers and victims who have information or have been mistreated by RAF can also report cases.
In one of the latest cases reported to the DA, supporting documents allegedly indicate that a victim was employed at the time of their crash. According to a letter from their lawyer, the victim was seriously injured. He therefore had a bona fide claim with the RAF, as he is no longer employed or employable for his occupation following the crash. Despite this, his claim was denied.
In another case, allegations are made that a crash victim was underpaid despite proving that she is entitled to greater compensation.
The latest evidence seemingly provides additional proof that the RAF do appear to not have crash victim interests at heart. With this additional information, the DA will lay fraud charges at 1:30 pm today at the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria.
The DA has also requested Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters, to suspend RAF CEO Dr. Eugene Watson and to launch an investigation – something which she to date has chosen to ignore. We hope that she will reconsider her stance after the latest allegations.
A complete information pack containing copies of the documentation of the latest evidence will be delivered to the Chairman of the RAF Board as well as the Minister today.
Shadow Deputy Minister for Transport
Source : Democratic Alliance