PPE corruption: SIU ready to swoop on W Cape official

In July, the SIU pounced on officials from the Matzikama Local Municipality over their alleged involvement in irregular contracts. Ronald Masinda reports #DStv403.

CAPE TOWN - The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says it's hot on the heels of another top-ranking official in the Western Cape suspected of PPE corruption.

In July, the SIU pounced on officials from the Matzikama Local Municipality over their alleged involvement in irregular contracts.

The unit now says a municipal manager at the Cederberg Municipality could be linked to this matter.

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The individual has been under the radar of the SIU for some time now. 

"We found three contractors there that were given contracts in an improper manner. And while we were investigating them it then led us to other municipalities," said SIU Communications Head, Kaizer Kganyago.

Last week, the SIU says it was prevented by law enforcement from entering this building.

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"Our guys were here last week he then asked the Metro Police here to block them from entering," Kganyago said.

"He locked the offices because at that time we did not have the search and seizure order."

The Cederberg Municipality relies on a scant budget making it difficult to provide service delivery should officials be embroiled in corruption.

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eNCA