A Special Investigating Unit report into the state’s spending on its response to the Covid-19 pandemic was made public on Tuesday. News24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office announced he had authorised that the final report on the SIU’s probe into more than 5 400 government contracts be made available to the public. The SIU found that 2 803 of the contracts that had been finalised were awarded irregularly. The South African Presidency’s statement said the unit identified assets and money totalling R551.5 million that needed to be recovered.
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