Millions Misspent for Nelson Mandela Funeral
According to the Public Protector's #MadibaFuneral report released on Monday.
South African public protector Busi Mkhwebane has found that close to R300 million ($22 million) was spent negligently for the memorial services of former South African president Nelson Mandela, whose funeral took place in Qunu, Eastern Cape, four years ago.
Mkhwebane released her #MadibaFuneral report on Monday, and it implicates Eastern Cape officials from the provincial government, state entities and local government, in the mismanagement of funds.
The money, according to the report, had been earmarked for services such as "sanitation, the replacement of mud schools and the refurbishment of hospitals."
It was instead used to buy T-shirts, catering and transport mourners to memorial services.
Mkhwebane has recommended that President Jacob Zuma task the special investigations unit (SIU) with probing the matter.
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