18th October 01:30 AM
Millions misspent during Nelson Mandela’s funeral
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 05/12/2017
The coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela is carried for a traditional burial during his funeral in Qunu on December 15, 2013 [Photo: AFP/Roberto Schmidt]

South Africa's corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela's funeral four years ago.

According to the report, $22m was redirected from a development fund to help with costs.

It had been earmarked for things like "sanitation, the replacement of mud schools and the refurbishment of hospitals.

Instead, the authorities allegedly spent it on items like $24 T‑shirts.

Source: BBC

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