Unit to tackle corruption in Tshwane

The ANC in Tshwane on Tuesday said it hopes a probe by the Special Investigations Unit into issues...

The 6.2-metre bronzed statue of Chief Tshwane, the man said to have inspired the naming of the metropole. Picture: Louis Oelofse/SAPA

The ANC in Tshwane on Tuesday said it hopes a probe by the Special Investigations Unit into issues including mismanagement and maladministration will help the metro deal with its problems.

The SIU has been instructed by President Jacob Zuma to investigate several concerns in the capital and in the Ekurhuleni metro after both municipalities recently installed new mayors.

Other problems include procurement and financial issues, as well as wastefulness.

The Tshwane ANC’s Burton Joseph said the investigation comes at an opportune time for new Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.

“This strengthens his hand in the fight against fraud, corruption, mismanagement and maladministration,” Joseph said.