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Over 3,500 govt officials found guilty of corruption-related misconduct

Ngoako Ramatlhodi says of the 3,570 officials found guilty, nearly 1,700 were dismissed.

FILE: Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - At least 3,500 government officials have been found guilty of corruption-related misconduct.

This has emerged at a briefing by the Governance and Administration cluster on the implementation of the National Development Plan.



Public Administration Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has revealed just over 18,000 cases have been reported to the National Anti-Corruption Hotline since its inception in 2004.

Ramatlhodi says of the 3,570 officials found guilty of corruption-related misconduct, nearly 1,700 were dismissed.

He says 438 were docked salaries for three months.

"At least 133 officials were demoted and 913 were given final written warning, whilst 392 officials were prosecuted."

Ramatlhodi adds as a result of investigations, about R340 million has been recovered.

Public Service officials say this only includes cases reported to the hot line and not those identified by the department.