Fraud dug up in housing

The DA says it has discovered that R2,363billion has been spent on incomplete housing schemes.

The DA says it has discovered that R2,363billion has been spent on incomplete housing schemes.

"There are many elements to this. We primarily suspect corruption and collusion between national department of housing officials and developers," said the DA's Butch Steyn.

He said the projects date as far back as September 1995 and up to September 2005. The figures reveal that millions have been squandered on incomplete projects in every province, except Gauteng.

Topping the list is Limpopo with 193 projects at a cost of R1,684billion, followed by Eastern Cape with 64 blocked projects at a cost of R268,4million.

Mpumalanga has four unfinished projects that cost R174million, Northern Cape has 12 out-standing projects that cost R68,6million, Western Cape has eight projects that cost R55,7million, Northern Cape has 14 projects costing R49,7million and Free State has 31 projects costing R48,8million.

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