A large scale public theft, fraud and gross corruption has been unmasked in Johannesburg, running into R7.5 million. The fraudsters who indulged in bastardizing the city’s finances were completely disoriented as at the time of the bust.

The report details how three officials at the market‚ together with suppliers‚ allegedly defrauded the City by inflating the number of goods received via the market’s procurement processes.

“The City has opened a case of fraud‚ theft and corruption against all implicated officials and suppliers with the Hawks. The arrest of all those implicated is imminent‚” said Mayor Herman Mashaba.

The three implicated officials have been suspended indefinitely.