SIU to probe E Cape Social Development

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate serious maladministration in the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development.

Announced on Friday, the SUI proclamation allows for an investigation into improper or unlawful conduct by councillors, officials or employees of the department.

The scope of the investigation also includes:

  • Unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money or property;
  • Unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitive acts, transactions, measures or practices that have a bearing on State property;
  • Intentional or negligent loss of public money or damage to public property;
  • Unlawful or improper conduct by any person, which has caused or many cause serious harm to the interests of the public or any category thereof, and
  • Procurement of goods, work or services on behalf of the department and payments made in respect thereof in a manner that was not fair, competitive, transparent or cost effective.

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