The past few months, it has unearthed a lot of corruption in government departments particularly in the ministry of health where there has been a massive looting spree during the Covid-19 pandemic.
PHOTO: The South African
Meanwhile, it has now being confirmed that the SIU will shift their focus to the department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
It is understood that there were four Information Technology (IT) tenders that were irregularly awarded between 2012-2017, the tenders are said to be in the tune of R474 million to controversial company EOH and some of the companies linked to it.
Quite ironic though, is that despite the incumbent minister Lindiwe Sisulu being one of President Cyril Ramaphosa's huge political enemies in the ANC due to her alignment with the RET Faction, she might not be the subject of the investigation, since the period in question the department was under the leadership of another Ramaphosa opponent, Nomvula Mokonyane whom he reshuffled when he constituted the 6th administration cabinet in 2019.
Sisulu only took over the department when it was merged post the 2019 elections. So, there is hardly any possibility of her getting implicated in the shenanigans that were happening at the department before her time in office.
The SIU has indicated that they will work hand in hand with the Judicial Commission of inquiry into allegations of State Capture in dealing with the investigation.
EOH is a company that has been implicated at the commission for allegedly being in cahoots with politicians to gain government tenders.
Its former executive Jehan Mackay has been accused of being in a corrupt relationship with ANC NEC member Zizi Kodwa, who he is said to have given him a controversial R1 million loan.
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