The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has been authorised by President Cyril Ramaphosa to investigate allegations of serious maladministration in the affairs of the Office of the Premier in the Free State as identified by the Auditor-General of South Africa in reports which are titled “Report of the auditor-general to the Free State Legislature on vote no. 1: Department of the Premier” dated 31 July 2019 and 27 October 2020.
The SIU’s investigation will also focus on the Office of the Premier’s annual report for the 2017/2018 financial year concerning the approval, allocation, or payment of bursaries, including travel, accommodation and stipends to persons who were not entitled or were given in a manner that contradict the applicable manuals, policies, procedures, prescripts, instructions, or practices of the Office of the Premier.
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Issued by The Special Investigating Unit