Zuma's SIU corruption probes begin

The Presidency says the SIU’s corruption probe task is part of a ‘systematic campaign against crime’

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma's instruction to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), to probe possible corruption at three national departments and two municipalities is part of a 'systematic campaign against crime".

The SIU has also been asked to investigate the South African Post Office and the South African State Information Technology Agency.

The departments implicated are transport, public works and labour while both municipalities are based in Limpopo.

The Presidency's Mac Maharaj says, "It was during the administration of President Zuma that most of the directives about that have been issued, have been authorised in the SIU. So, this is a systematic campaign against crime and corruption."