Zweli Mkhize: Patients assaulting staff at healthcare facilities

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has lamented instances of murder, attempted rape, and patients assaulting staff at healthcare facilities. In a podcast, Mkhize said the situation had been “very distressing”. “These have been very, very distressing situations for all of us and we had meetings where we had to then ask [police] for a strategy to […]

Ramaphosa announces 4 new courts to deal with Covid-19 corruption

Four new Special Commercial Crimes Courts will be established to deal with cases of Covid-19-related corruption, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Tuesday. In response to a question from ANC MP Maurencia Gillion, Ramaphosa said the government had “responded swiftly and decisively to allegations of corruption in the awarding […]

SIU responds to Bandile Masuku rubbishing its findings against him

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has issued a curt response to former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku rubbishing its findings against him. Masuku is challenging the findings in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. The SIU recently placed Masuku at the centre of processes in the health department from where presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko’s husband […]

David Mabuza – SIU investigating R5bn worth of PPE procurement contracts

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating R5 billion worth of contracts allegedly improperly awarded to various companies in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE). This was revealed by Deputy President David Mabuza during his Thursday response to oral questions in the National Assembly. Mabuza said President Cyril Ramaphosa had ordered the SIU to […]

Beitbridge border fence contractors agree to pay any amount ordered against them

Contractors responsible for the porous fence at the Beitbridge border have seemingly succumbed to the pressure of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) agreeing to pay any amount ordered against them by the Special Tribunal or a court. On Friday, the SIU’s bid to freeze the bank accounts of Caledon River Properties CC trading as Magwa […]

SIU welcomes Bandile Masuku’s challenge on its findings and denies political influence

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on Sunday said axed Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku had every right to challenge its preliminary findings against him. The SIU found that Masuku failed to uphold the Constitution and regulations contained in the Public Finance Management Act. A probe was launched after widespread allegations of wrongdoing emerged in […]

Bandile Masuku VS David Makhura PPE battle heading to court

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Friday announced the firing of embattled MEC for Health Bandile Masuku. But Masuku has said he will challenge the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report implicating him in wrongdoing in court. Masuku has been on extended special leave since July 30 after allegations surfaced he facilitated the granting of multimillion-rand PPE […]

Gauteng PPE Covid-19 corruption case set to be heard in November

The civil case against 40 companies – which are accused of corruption involving personal protective equipment meant to deal with the spread of Covid-19 in Gauteng – has been postponed to next month. This emerged during a sitting by the Special Tribunal of South Africa at the High Court in Johannesburg. The companies were asking […]

SIU aim to freeze bank accounts of companies in Beitbridge border fence saga

Companies involved in the “construction” of the Beitbridge bridge border fence could soon be left with very little money to spend. That’s if the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has its way in the Special Tribunal on Thursday when its bid to freeze the bank accounts of Caledon River Properties CC trading as Magwa Construction and […]

Minister De Lille expected to be questioned again over Beitbridge border saga in Parl

Amid a slew of allegations and mounting calls for her to resign, Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille is expected to answer, yet again, questions on the controversial Beitbridge border fence. On Tuesday, De Lille will be before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa). The committee is expected to deliberate on the […]