Special Police Team to Probe South African Lottery Corruption

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation - the Hawks - have begun their investigation into Lottery corruption after they received a complaint from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition in September, according to Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale. Mogale confirmed that all criminal complaints involving Lottery corruption that had been lodged with the police were now being consolidated for the task team to investigate. Department of Trade, Industry and Competition minister Ebrahim Patel previously confirmed that government commissioned an independent investigation into multimillion-rand Lottery-funded projects following allegations of maladministration at the National Lotteries Commission.


A dossier compiled by forensic investigators appointed by Minister Ebrahim Patel has resulted in the Hawks setting up a team to look at the National Lotteries Commission.

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