Fight against corruption intensified - Zuma

2011-01-26 08:04

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Cape Town - The decision not to continue investigating the arms deal will not impact on government's fight against corruption, says President Jacob Zuma.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question, tabled on Tuesday, he said he had been informed of the pronouncement by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations not to continue the investigation into the strategic defence procurement.

"This decision does not impact in any way on government's fight against corruption, which has in fact intensified.

"Many investigations are underway already, run by the Special Investigating Unit and other agencies."

Zuma said a number of instruments had been established within government "to prevent and investigate corruption in order to ensure clean governance".

Investigations

The SIU is investigating several government institutions, including the police; the national departments of public works, and arts and culture; the Gauteng health department; and the Eastern Cape education department.

"Investigations into the SA Social Security Agency and the national department of human settlements have been extended.

"We have also ordered investigations into irregularities within the cities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni."

Zuma said all were co-operating fully with the investigations.

- SAPA
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