Official Calls for Dismissal of South African Lottery Board

Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, has made a call to place the National Lotteries Commission under administration, fire its board and suspend its Chief Operating Officer, Phillemon Letwaba. This comes in the light of ongoing revelations of fraud, corruption and nepotism involving multi-million rand Lottery grants.

Nearly a third of the price of a Lottery ticket goes to charity via the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). The NLC has decided not to identify who those charities are or how much they receive (file photo).

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