HIGH NUMBER OF SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC OFFICIALS ENGAGING IN UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES

PRETORIA– The acting national head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, or the Hawks as the unit is better known as, Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata, has expressed concern over the high number of public officials found engaging in unlawful activities.

Noting that the mandate of the Hawks is to regain the trust of citizens in government institutions and to provide accountability, she added that from November 2017 to date, around 92 officials from different government entities across all provinces have been arrested for various offences, including corruption, armed robbery, and theft.

In a statement issued here Monday, Matakata said Limpopo Province had the highest number of officials arrested followed closely by Gauteng Province.

Matakata said corruption would not be tolerated and warned officials who think they can beat the system that they would be brought to book.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK