President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the SIU to investigate allegations of corruption and maladministration in the affairs of Mogale City Local Municipality in Gauteng Province, and to recover any financial losses suffered by the State through corruption and negligence under Proclamation R.85 of 2022.
The SIU will launch an investigation into an armed and unarmed security services contract by or on behalf of the Municipality. The probe will focus on any payments made that may not have been fair, competitive, transparent, equitable or cost-effective, or contrary to applicable legislation.
The SIU will also seek to determine whether there was any related unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the Municipality or losses suffered by the Municipality or the State.
Furthermore, the SIU will investigate whether there was any irregular, improper or unlawful conduct by contractors, officials or employees of the Municipality, the suppliers or service providers of the Municipality, or any other person or entity.
The proclamation covers allegations of unlawful and improper conduct that took place between 1 January 2018 and 12 August 2022, the date of the publication of the Proclamation, or before 1 January 2018 and after the date of this Proclamation that are relevant to, connected with, incidental to the matters or involve the same persons, entities or contracts investigated.
The SIU is empowered to institute civil action in the High Court or a Special Tribunal in its name, to correct any wrongdoing uncovered during both investigations caused by acts of corruption, fraud or maladministration. In line with the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act 74 of 1996, the SIU will refer any evidence pointing to criminal conduct it uncovers to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for further action.
Fraud and corruption allegations may be reported via the following platforms: firstname.lastname@example.org / Hotline: 0800 037 774.
Enquiries: Mr Kaizer Kganyago
Head of Stakeholder Relations and Communications (SIU)
012 843 0048
082 306 8888