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President Ramaphosa appoints tribunal for SIU graft case

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On Sunday, February 24, the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a tribunal for the country’s Special Investigating Unit (SIU) graft case to fast-track legal proceedings. The South African Government’ press office has reported on the case.

The president has assigned Judge Gidfonia Mlindelwa Makhanya as the tribunal’s president for a three-year term.

The tribunal will consider civil proceedings brought before it by the SIU and then pass a sentence. The South African court is investigating malpractice in state institutions, in particular, public money graft by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).

As Cyril Ramaphosa said earlier, he tried to root out corruption in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) during his presidency ahead of 2019 elections.

“Fast-tracking these matters through the Special Tribunal will enable the SIU to recover monies and/or assets lost by state institutions through irregular and corrupt means,” the presidency said.

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