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Minister Lamola says he will crack the whip on corruption

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Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has warned against the looting of the public purse

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola. Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency (ANA)

JUSTICE and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has warned against the looting of the public purse and said law enforcement agencies were recouping millions of rand from PPE corruption and those behind the looting were facing charges.

Lamola said on Wednesday the auditor-general, the Special Investigating Unit and other agencies were fighting corruption.

He said they will fight PPE corruption and they will clamp down on other forms of malfeasance.

Lamola said the fusion centre which houses all law enforcement agencies dealing with PPE corruption has handled 231 cases related to the looting of Covid-19 funds. He said the fusion centre has recovered R718.6 million.

Lamola also said the agencies would not allow the violation of the rule of law in the country.

“The Constitution and the rule of law are sacrosanct components of our democracy and people in the country must respect these principles. To allow anything else will lead to anarchy and open the floodgates easily to a counter revolution,” said Lamola.

Political Bureau