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30 Jul 2014 15:34
The Sapo slogan "We deliver, whatever it takes" has long given customers reason to wonder aloud about the where and when. (Gallo)
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 South African 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 is to look into allegations of improper or unlawful
conduct of staff, unlawful appropriation or expenditure and unlawful,
irregular or unapproved acquisitions involving state property.
It will investigate intentional or negligent loss
of public money or damage to public property and alleged corruption.
At Sapo, the unit will investigate alleged
irregular conduct by board members. The Sita investigation is to focus on, among
others, allegations of maladministration and unlawful or improper conduct by
“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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