Departments headed by ministers Nomvula Mokonyane and Des van Rooyen lead the government pack when it comes to irregular expenditure‚ according to an auditor-general report before Parliament’s finance watchdog. Mokonyane’s Department of Water and Sanitation racked up a whopping R2.5bn in irregular expenditure‚ while the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs‚ led by Van Rooyen‚ was responsible for irregular expenditure amounting to R1bn. The standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) has summoned all the implicated department heads to explain the irregular expenditure. Scopa chairperson Themba Godi said the committee agreed that it would call in all the departments that were responsible for fruitless and wasteful expenditure, as well as irregular expenditure. Godi said irregular expenditure meant expenditure incurred without following proper procedures and processes. "We have sent our letters to the accounting officers and also copied the ministers. We will...

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