The State Capture Commission on Tuesday heard how tender processes in government have been abused to benefit certain individuals and businesses.
The first witness, acting chief procurement officer at Treasury, Willie Mathebula, said a new bill had been proposed that will create an ombud to deal with procurement corruption.
Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, procurement law specialist Songezo Mabece says one only needs to read the Auditor General's report to see how dire the corruption actually is.
We are talking about on average close to 10% of public procurement spent going to irregular wasteful and fruitless expenditure.— Songezo Mabece, Procurement Law Specialist
10% of R800 billion to get a sense of whether his priorities are aligned or not.— Songezo Mabece, Procurement Law Specialist
Listen below to the Political Desk: