Here’s a snapshot of some of the corruption incidents* we’ve received from the public recently, so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we’re picking up: lawyers bribing prosecutors and cops, a Transnet official selling jobs for R3 500 and a service provider being instructed to pay a government department R80 000 for work done.

Corrupt prosecutor bribed by lawyers

“I work as an Attorney in XXX. There is a control prosecutor and all new cases pass through this person who makes decisions as to whether to prosecute or not. Many cases which are supposed to be prosecuted and with good prospects of success are withdrawn. Most of the lawyers pay and the control prosecutor returns the favour by withdrawing their cases. There are lawyers that you will never see in court representing their clients. All their cases are all sorted by the said prosecutor and the seniors are aware of this situation. The same thing is happening in xxx court. If they were to audit just 20 new dockets which were withdrawn, they will definitely find the reasons for withdrawal bad. Again to get a client in the cells you have to pay police for that. If traps can be set, I’m sure most of the police will fall into it because of the use of a state telephone to call lawyers to come to the cell … when someone is arrested they tell that client which lawyer because they will get something in return.”

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Pipeline for nepotism

“I’m working at Transnet Port of XXX under Capital labour broker.there’s a person there at transnet HR called XXX who has sold jobs for R3500 then u get a permanent job although we are still working as slaves through the labour broker but people come outside and buy jobs … we are also working with this person’s uncle but he’s permanent … he is the pipeline who brings the customer (friends) so that they can be employed there.”

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You’ve got the job, now pay us R80 000!

“A service provider at XXX Department of Agriculture and Rural Development was instructed to pay R80 000 bribe for the work he delivered building livestock facility at XXX. The contractor is traumatized to report or raise the issue with authority on fear of victimization or not getting jobs in the future. A second incident involves a Waste removal company which was requested to pay R50 000 for their invoices to be processed.  The third incident involves the recruitment and appointment of municipal positions in the department of Environmental Management, nepotism and conies are prioritized for jobs. In this incident official reports were hijacked and official signatures removed with candidates list changed to include the spouse of Mrs XXX when he actually did not even meet the requirements.”

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Cops on the prowl

“Two female Metro police in a vehicle registration XXX XXX stopped a taxi on XXX Avenue near XXX rank. When asked for a bribe, the driver paid the bribe. It happened between 2;30 and 3pm on Monday 3 June 2013.”

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Dodgy university tender

“A tender was not advertised by University of XXX, or simply no procurement process was followed when Student Accommodation tender was given to a company. I dont know the name of the company because the owner is a director in many companies or has registered a number of companies. The university also gave him the Catering Tender. They will soon give him Security tender after terminating XXX Security company, where he is joint venturing with a guy from XXX. He is not yet registered for VAT, his invoices will be paid into another company which is XXX.”

Experienced something similar? Report it to Corruption Watch here.

*Extra details that could identify the reporter or the accused have been taken out.

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Here’s a snapshot of some of the corruption incidents* we’ve received from the public recently, so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we’re picking up: lawyers bribing prosecutors and cops, a Transnet official selling jobs for R3 500 and a service provider being instructed to pay a government department R80 000 for work done.