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SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDT

The Presidency said in a statement on Monday that the probe was authorised in terms of section 2 (2) of the Special Investigating Unit and Special Tribunals Act, 1996. The proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate the following allegations:

The procurement of fencing and associated security works, including the appointment of professional consultants by DCS and IDT, and payment made in respect therefore in a manner that was not fair, equitable, transparent, competitive;

  • Non-performance by the service providers and professional consultants appointed by DCS and IDT for the fencing and associated security works;
  • Serious maladministration in connection with the affairs of the State institutions;
  • Improper or unlawful conduct by officials or employees of the State institutions;
  • Unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money or property;
  • Unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitive act, transaction, measure or practice having a bearing upon State property;
  • Intentional or negligent loss of public money and
  • Unlawful or improper conduct by any person, which has caused or may cause serious harm to the interests of the public or any category thereof.