President Cyril Ramaphosa must urgently intervene to save the struggling Special Investigating Unit (SIU) from ruin.
During a presentation delivered by adv Andy Mothibi, head of the SIU, in Parliament this week on the Unit's annual report, it came to light that the Unit, which is tasked with investigating corruption on all three levels of government, is struggling due to insufficient funds.
The special tribunal of the SIU that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his SONA, which is supposed to focus on state capture, is obviously also affected by this. On top of that, the tribunal is still waiting for its work rules to be finalised.
The functioning and outcomes of the SIU are further hindered by the apparent inability of government departments to implement the Unit's legally compulsory recommendations.
The government has become so weak that it is unable to comply with the requirements of the South African Constitution.
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