Zuma asks SIU to probe state bodies

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has asked the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe a number of institutions for maladministration and corruption, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Wednesday.

The entities to be investigated are 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," Maharaj said.

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.

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Queenzy Moipolai 2014/07/30 06:25:50 PM
And Department of Public Works?
Danie Theron 2014/07/30 06:27:55 PM
Probe the Department of Public works into the Nkandla scandal first.
Patricia Dewet 2014/07/30 06:28:06 PM
For what? Every case against him, he ignores, but wants others investigated. If Zuma can do it the people in these intuitions will follow.
Hennie Bezuidenhout 2014/07/30 06:30:12 PM
The corrupt investigating the corrupt....
Shades 2014/07/30 06:31:36 PM
Too little too late! The rot has sent in and in no small way, attributable to Zuma and his cronies who take the bakery (let alone the cake) for being the biggest rogues that walk this planet!!
Lloyd Venske 2014/07/30 06:32:09 PM
Pot calling the kettle "Blek"!
FastnEasy Loans 2014/07/30 06:32:41 PM
Prevention is better than cure, Rather Spend the resources on developing systems that will proactively combat maladministration and corruption
Bob Small 2014/07/30 06:33:03 PM
Oh PaleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeASE! What a frigging hypocrite!
Anton Anton 2014/07/30 06:33:49 PM
What about the presidency
Ndavhe Kudabe 2014/07/30 06:34:12 PM
wat about nkandla zumpie