Covıd, Cyril Ramaphosa, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Covıd, Cyril Ramaphosa

An 'unconscionable' act: Ramaphosa condemns looting of COVID-19 funds

Ramaphosa: It’s unconscionable that some are using #COVID-19 to unlawfully enrich themselves

2020-08-02 05:22:00 PM

Ramaphosa: It’s unconscionable that some are using COVID -19 to unlawfully enrich themselves

In a statement released on Saturday, Ramaphosa gave an update on the country's response to the pandemic as South Africa's coronavirus infections breach half a million.

More than 342,000 people have recovered while 152, 676 active cases have been recorded nationwide.Ramaphosa said over the past few months, his administration has undertaken an unprecedented mobilisation of resources to battle the inevitable increase in cases.

Covid-19: At least 36 corruption cases under investigation | Citypress WRAP | Covid-19 in SA: 306 more deaths and 8 307 new cases | News24 Cabinet rallies behind Ramaphosa’s fight against corruption

Despite the crisis, corruption continues unabated and Ramaphosa has vowed to tackle those found stealing.He's calling on authorities to investigate suspicious business dealings relating to COVID-19 tenders.In the statement, he said law enforcement agencies have been ordered to investigate all reports of possible corruption and irregularities in the procurement of medical and other supplies.

The Special Investigating Unit is probing more than 100 companies in Gauteng alone that have been linked to questionable tenders. Read more: Eyewitness News »

COVID-19: Ramaphosa vows to tackle corruptionPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to investigate all reports of alleged corruption and irregularities in the dispensing of COVID -19 relief funds.

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | 'If we all act together, we can eradicate coronavirus in SA': Ramaphosa'While South Africa has the fifth highest number of total Covid-19 cases globally, we have only the 36th highest number of deaths as a proportion of the population.'

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | 'If we all act together, we can eradicate coronavirus in SA': Ramaphosa'While South Africa has the fifth highest number of total Covid-19 cases globally, we have only the 36th highest number of deaths as a proportion of the population.'

COVID-19: SA infections exceed 500,000The health department recorded 148 more COVID -19 deaths, bringing the death toll to 8153.

JOHN DLUDLU: State must act on corruption if it wants to restore public trustAllegations of theft and corruption have been swirling around Covid-19 relief programmes

Hurricane Isaias lashes the Bahamas as it bears down on FloridaThe storm prompted authorities in parts of Florida to close COVID -19 testing sites.