South African investigators are investigating 10.5 billion rands ($636.2 million) of the government’s coronavirus spending for corruption, more than double the amount they were investigating two months ago, they told parliament today. Reuters reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised that corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic will be dealt with harshly after a spate of scandals sparked public outrage. The Special Investigating Unit said in a presentation to parliament that it had uncovered instances where personal protective equipment was overpriced, procurement rules flouted and services not delivered despite money being paid.