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South Africa probes dubious virus contracts worth R5 billion

South Africa’s specialized crime unit is investigating allegations of impropriety in the awarding of 658 government contracts worth more than R5 billion ($292 million) for equipment and services to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The unit was acting on information that the procurement of personal protective equipment, hospital and quarantine sites,[…]

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Ottery licensing fraud suspect in court

A female traffic official based at the New Ottery Testing Center is due to appear in court on Thursday on charges of corruption. The licensing official and a driving school instructor were arrested in a sting operation after taking a R3 500 bribe from a driver’s licence applicant, the City[…]

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Nkandla details could put Zuma at risk

Disclosure of Nkandla security structures, sought by architect Minenhle Makhanya, could put President Jacob Zuma in danger, according to papers before the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. Such disclosure would reveal “highly sensitive measures which would put the lives of president Zuma and his family in jeopardy”, director general[…]

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Jiba tipped as new SIU head: DA

Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach on Tuesday said deputy national prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba was tipped to become the new head of the Special Investigating Unit, but the presidency dismissed this as speculation. “According to sources close to the SIU, the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) second-in-command, Nomgcobo Jiba, is rumoured[…]

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No obligation to make Nkandla report public: SIU

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) does not have to make its report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s home public, it said on Friday. “The SIU, and its head, are deeply conscious of the intense public interest in its report,” spokesman Boy Ndala said in a statement. “We also[…]

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Nkandla report ready next week: SIU

The Special Investigating Unit is confident it will present its final report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home early next week. “It has now received responses from all persons from whom it had requested answers to certain questions it had posed to them,” SIU spokesman Boy Ndala[…]

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