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Govt recovers R330m via anti-corruption hotline

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Government has recovered R330 million after investigations into allegations of corruption received by the National Anti-Corruption Hotline, which the Public Service Commission operates.

A total of 17 110 cases of alleged corruption were generated be- tween September 2004 and 31 August 2013, and 2 638 officials found guilty of misconduct related to corrupt activities in the same period.

President Jacob Zuma revealed this while addressing editors, bureau chiefs and political editors in Pretoria recently. At provincial level, 1 728 officials were found guilty of misconduct related to corrupt activities, whilst 910 officials were found guilty of misconduct related to corrupt activities at national departments.

President Zuma said 491 officials were suspended and 1 600 were dismissed from the Public Service.

A further  256  officials  were  fined three months' salary, 31 officials were demoted, 541 officials were given final written warnings and 210 officials were prosecuted.

The hotline, which the Public Service Commission runs, has been in operation since September 2004 and allows people to report allegations of corrupt activities by public officials.

You can report corruption by calling the Anti-Corruption Hotline at 0800 701 701.

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