FFC takes steps to clean up and fix corruption
The Financial and Fiscal Commission is willing to hand over the forensic report but all the information and the institution must be protected
Evidence of fraud and corruption uncovered at the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) had been reported to the police, MPs were told Wednesday. One employee faced disciplinary charges and eight others could also face disciplinary charges. Charge sheets have been drawn up and there was also a possibility of civil claims. Parliament’s standing committee on finance was briefed by the FFC on its 2016-17 annual report as well as on the forensic probe undertaken following allegations made in September 2016 by an employee. The final investigation report was presented to commissioners in May and showed evidence of wrongdoing, fraud and corruption. The FFC was established by the Constitution to advise on fiscal policies and the fiscal framework, including the Division of Revenue Bill. The delegation who made the presentation to the finance committee included chairman Daniel Plaatjies and newly appointed CEO Kay Brown. Plaatjies insisted that no commissioners were implicated in the allegati...