President Jacob Zuma has in terms of section 2 (1) of the Special Investigating Unit and Special Tribunals Act, 1996 authorise the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate certain matters in respect to the affairs of the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development.
The Proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate the following allegations:
(a) Serious maladministration in connection with the affairs of the Department. Improper or unlawful conduct by councillors, officials or employees of the department.
(b) Unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money or property,
(c) Unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitive act, transaction, measure or practice having a bearing upon State property,
(d) Intentional or negligent loss of public money or damage to public property,
(e) 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.
(f) Procurement of goods, works or services on behalf of the department and payments made in respects thereof in a manner that was not fair, competitive, transparent or cost effective.
Dr Bongani Ngqulunga
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