Public scrutiny needed to stop KZN flood relief looting

Civil society organisations and opposition parties want all government spending on flood relief and infrastructure rebuilding in KwaZulu-Natal made public for oversight to prevent a repeat of the looting of Covid-19 emergency funds in the province.

They believe that while live audits of spending by the office of the auditor general and other agencies will help, a public register of what was spent and to whom contracts were allocated is “critical” to ensuring accountability and preventing looting.

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