SIU to investigate Rooiwal wastewater contract

SIU to investigate Rooiwal wastewater contract

The Special Investigating Unit has been given the green light by President Cyril Ramaphosa to investigate allegations of maladministration and corruption at the City of Tshwane. 

Rooiwal water care
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The proclamation, signed by President Ramaphosa, was gazetted on Friday. 

SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says the probe will include the upgrades to the Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Works.

"The SIU will also investigate any unauthorised, irregular, or fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality or the State. The scope of the investigation also  covers any unlawful or improper conduct by officials or employees of the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, the applicable suppliers or service providers or any other person or entity.

"The Proclamation covers allegations of unlawful and improper conduct that took place between 1 January 2018 and 22 September 2023, the date of the publication of the Proclamation or before 1 January 2018 and after the date of the Proclamation that are relevant to, connected with, incidental to the matters or involves the same persons, entities or contracts investigated.

"In addition to investigating maladministration, malpractice, corruption and fraud, the SIU will identify system failures and make systematic recommendations to improve measures to prevent future losses."

Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink has welcomed the SIU investigation into the botched project. 

"This is exactly what the Tshwane Metro asked for, and will help us fight to clean up the city’s tender system. This will also help with possible recovery of money."


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