Presidency mum on SIU appointment

2013-07-29 22:19
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Cape Town - The presidency refrained from naming candidates under consideration for the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head position on Monday.

City Press reports that senior advocates Guido Penzhorn claimed President Jacob Zuma had offered him the SIU job in February.

“The fact that the president invited me to head the SIU speaks volumes to his commitment in fighting corruption in state institutions,” Penzhorn said during a conference.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement: “The matter is still receiving the attention of President Jacob Zuma. It would be inappropriate to disclose the names of the candidates that are under consideration, in order to protect their privacy as well as the integrity of the process and the institution.”

He said once the president has made his decision the public will be informed.

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