On Thursday, the Cabinet welcomed the recent high-profile arrests linked to corruption, fraud, and money laundering.
The arrest was carried out by the Hawks.
After its meeting on Wednesday, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters that these arrest would aid the government to recover embezzled public funds from the hands of corruption accused people.
Several high-profile businesspeople with political connections have been arrested by Hawks in connection to fraudulent activities in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) meant for health workers in the frontline of the pandemic.
Mthembu also called on the public to come forward to report corruption and other criminal activities.
“The recent arrests are a testament that no one is above the law and they demonstrate government’s commitment to hold to account those who continue to break the law by robbing poor South Africans of much-needed government assistance,” he said.
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