The South African National Treasury has compiled a series of reports detailing gross expenditure irregularities within the Eastern Cape. These reports have been obtained by City Press, and the information now made public.
The Treasury reports rely on information gathered from special audit services conducted between 2011 and 2017. The audits scrutinised expenses related to mobile classrooms, roads and housing in the province.
Who stole R1.6 billion from the Eastern Cape?
A string of individuals, companies and national government agencies are mentioned in the reports as being involved in the syphoning of government funds.
The Independent Development Trust (IDT), SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) are accused of smuggling money out from under the Eastern Cape’s government funding.
The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA), a subsidiary of the national department of human settle