“There were a couple of things that were surprising. One is the scale of what was going on. The fact that petty thieving was happening at one or other level and that some major tenders were going wrong. What’s the number? I tried to ask a few people that question. What is the number that we will attach to what is happening? Some are saying that about R100 billion might have disappeared. R100 billion is about 8.5 to 9% of total government expenditure.”

More than R100 billion may have been removed from South Africa’s fiscus illegally.
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says money is still being stolen while no-one is being held accountable.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been accused of turning a blind eye to serious allegations of state capture against the Gupta family as contained in a series of e-mails. 
Gordhan was addressing the media in Cape Town.


“There were a couple of things that were surprising. One is the scale of what was going on. The fact that petty thieving was happening at one or other level and that some major tenders were going wrong. What’s the number? I tried to ask a few people that question. What is the number that we will attach to what is happening? Some are saying that about R100 billion might have disappeared. R100 billion is about 8.5 to 9% of total government expenditure.”