Mpumalanga businessman to be sentenced for attempting to bribe SIU investigator to make Covid-19 investigation disappear

Sentencing proceedings for Mpumalanga businessman, Sipho Mapalala, will begin on Thursday, 23 March 2023 at Mbombela Magistrates’ Court at 09h00. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) secured a guilty plea from Mapalala in January 2023 on charges of corruption and bribery for attempting to bribe the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigator to make a Covid-19 procurement […]

Former Limpopo HOD fails to convince tribunal to consider releasing her pension benefits

The Special investigating Unit (SIU) welcomes the Special Tribunal order dismissing, with costs, an application brought by a former Head of Department of the Limpopo Department of Health, Dr Thokozani Florence Mhlongo, to reconsider an order authorising the Unit to freeze her pension benefits.In October 2022, the SIU obtained a preservation order from the Special […]

Special Investigating Unit recovers R18 million linked to Road Accident Fund investigation

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has signed acknowledgments of debt with law firms and attorneys to the value of approximately R 68 million, which constitute unlawful acts of appropriation. The firms received duplicate payments from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) as compensation to persons injured because of motor vehicle accidents on South African roads. Instead […]

SIU authorised to investigate allegations of mismanagement of the Ilima/Letsema support programme in the former National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed Proclamation R 114 of 2023 authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of maladministration and corruption in the former National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF) project Ilima/Letsema Support Programme (Letsema), and to recover any financial losses suffered by the State. DAFF is now called Department of […]