ANC welcomes probe into state bodies

Johannesburg - The ANC on Thursday welcomed the Special Investigating Unit's (SIU's) probe into a number of institutions for maladministration and corruption.

"This decision is underpinned by the commitment of the ANC to ensure zero tolerance to corruption for greater accountability and clean governance," spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement.

"The ANC remains convinced that continuous monitoring of government performance and the institution of early warning systems will go a long way to exposing real and potential corruption as well as those behind these acts of corruption."

Kodwa said the ruling party called on the SIU to ensure the probes were undertaken "expeditiously within acceptable time frames".

He said the ANC expected all levels of government and state institutions to help in the process.

On Wednesday, the presidency said President Jacob Zuma had asked the SIU to probe the SA Post Office (Sapo), the State Information Technology Agency (Sita), the Greater Tubatse local municipality and Vhembe district municipality in Limpopo, and the national departments of labour, public works, and transport.

"While not pre-judging these cases, the proclamations are part of the drive to fight, eradicate, and prevent corruption and maladministration at all levels of government and state-owned enterprises," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said at the time.

Regarding the national departments and local municipalities, the SIU would look at allegations of improper or unlawful conduct of staff, unlawful appropriation or expenditure, and unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitions involving state property.

It would investigate intentional or negligent loss of public money or damage to public property and alleged corruption.

At Sapo, the unit would investigate alleged irregular conduct by board members.

The Sita investigation would focus on, among others, allegations of maladministration and unlawful or improper conduct by officials.

"Full details relating to the directives issued to the SIU are contained in the relevant proclamations that will be gazetted on Friday, 1 August 2014," said Maharaj.

Akhenaten 2014/07/31 02:45:11 PM
Whom did you appoint in the SIU to feel safe welcoming a probe?
Stephanes Heunis 2014/07/31 03:15:48 PM
O please! if you are serious start in house. if the executive are dodgy how will it reflect in the lower ranks, which the executive appointed!
Nin Ja Kitty 2014/07/31 03:17:06 PM
Bit late for the ANC to becoming clean. There seems to be a spate of investigations and unearthing of corruption. Why only now, when the nation is already dealing with the embarrassment of a corrupt government. I suppose if it proves worthwhile it would be a case of better late than never.
Gabriel Sihle 2014/07/31 03:25:16 PM
I think even this old man called Mac Maharaj need to be investigated is hiding a lot of his friend corruption.
Beicime Olfsun 2014/07/31 03:26:56 PM
Let's catch the small fish.
George Gibbs 2014/07/31 03:28:08 PM
And then what happens to the guilty? Nothing, they get redeployed... Nothing happened to Pule and Cele! Show us u serious and prosecute these people and lock them up with no chance of medical parole!!!!!!!!!!!
TaxStrike 2014/07/31 03:31:20 PM
Ask yourselves honestly, what difference will this make? Will they retrench, fire and suspend? No. All this is, is yet another way of Government showing that 'they're doing something' but in fact 'achieving very little' . Don't waste more money looking at the problems we all know already exist - rather spend our money on fixing the current mess.
Bob Mearly 2014/07/31 03:36:36 PM
...and nowhere has it been said that those found to be corrupt will face the music and be charged, only "we will investigate".
Ntshuxeko 2014/07/31 03:52:40 PM
"This decision is underpinned by the commitment of the ANC to ensure zero tolerance to corruption for greater accountability and clean governance," spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement. whatever!
Barry du Toit 2014/07/31 04:19:55 PM
Probev after probe. When is other "P" word gonna be used. PROCECUTE.