2 500 Govt workers implicated in high-level graft

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Over 2 600 cases of corruption involving Government employees and former employees have been recorded in the past 10 years with criminal abuse of office and bribery making up the majority of the cases. The statistics were presented to the National Assembly last week by Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi.

“The police received a total of 2 644 corruption cases involving Government employees and former employees in the last 10 years,” he said.

“The accused were convicted in 589 of the cases, signifying 22 percent of the total figure. Cases of criminal abuse of office dominated the list, signifying 62 percent of the total.”

Of the cases reported to the police, 1 644 involved criminal abuse of office as a public officer with 301 people accused of the crimes being convicted, 923 cases of bribery were reported resulting in 271 convictions, 56 cases involved corruptly concealing a transaction from a principal saw 10 convictions, while 21 cases involving corruptly concealing a personal interest in a transaction had seven convictions.

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