Explosive Report Reveals Level of Graft in South African Lottery

An explosive 2015 report reveals how the National Lotteries Commission's chief risk officer flagged key governance issues that have since come back to haunt the National Lottery Commission (NLC). Instead of being heard, she was hounded out and the report was buried - until now. This comes a week after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit to probe alleged corruption at the NLC dating back to 2014. A series of investigations Investigations by GroundUp found that money was allocated to relatives of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the NLC, how projects to build care homes for elderly people, toilets for schools and drug rehabilitation centres were not completed despite receiving many millions of rands, and that the COO has built a palatial holiday home a kilometre from an unfinished lottery-funded old age home.

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