SIU deputy head resigns

2013-11-14 15:25

Special Investigating Unit deputy head Faiek Davids has resigned, the unit says.

SIU reinstates deputy

2013-05-02 20:35

The Special Investigating Unit has announced the reinstatement of its deputy head Faiek Davids.

Cash strapped NPA needs R200m

2013-04-23 20:17

The National Prosecuting Authority has told MPs it has a budget shortfall of R200m, leaving it unable to fill vacancies and staff specialised courts

SIU going downhill: DA

2012-10-17 20:02

Audit results show the Special Investigating Unit is in decline following the departure of long-time head Willie Hofmeyr, the DA claims.

Corruption fight 'needs coherence'

2012-02-21 23:01

The fight against corruption will only be won with more coherence in government, says Asset Forfeiture Unit head Willie Hofmeyr.

Mixed reaction to Heath resignation

2011-12-15 22:33

There is mixed reaction from political parties over the resignation of newly-appointed special investigating unit head Willem Heath.

Heath blasts Mbeki

2011-12-04 10:16

New Special Investigating Unit boss Willem Heath has accused former president Thabo Mbeki of “initiating” rape and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

I’m not going to disturb things - Heath

2011-11-30 10:49

Newly appointed Special Investigating Unit head Willem Heath says he is not planning on changing any current investigations.

Zuma fires Willie Hofmeyr

2011-11-29 16:40

Former judge Willem Heath has made a stunning comeback as head of the special investigating unit after President Jacob Zuma fired incumbent Willie Hofmeyr.

Simelane fails to report to Parliament

2011-10-12 19:43

National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane has infuriated MPs by not turning up to answer questions on the National Prosecuting Authority's annual report.

Nehawu explains Hofmeyr decision

2011-09-11 17:45

Nehawu has explained why it has called for Special Investigations Unit head Willie Hofmeyr to be replaced.

Hofmeyr must go, says Nehawu

2011-09-07 19:05

Willie Hofmeyr must be removed as head of the Special Investigating Unit as he failed to transform the agency, Nehawu has said.

KZN ANC bigwigs nabbed by the Hawks

2011-07-31 16:15

The Hawks have arrested KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu and the province’s speaker, Peggy Nkonyeni.

Radebe: No Simelane, Hofmeyr beef

2011-07-22 22:13

There are no strained relations between National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane and the head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit Willie Hofmeyr, the justice minister says.

Radebe to meet Simelane, Hofmeyr

2011-07-20 14:29

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe is to meet NPA boss Menzi Simelane and SIU head Willie Hofmeyr to get to the bottom of apparent tensions between them.

No merit to complaint: Hofmeyr

2011-07-17 22:11

There is no merit in the complaint of corruption made by billionaire Dave King, says SIU head Willie Hofmeyr.

New graft claims against Hofmeyr

2011-07-17 14:35

New corruption allegations have been levelled against corruption-fighter Willie Hofmeyr, the head of the Special Investigating Unit and the Asset Forfeiture Unit.

Cops haven't questioned Willie Hofmeyr

2011-07-15 13:06

Special Investigating Unit head Willie Hofmeyr says he has not yet been questioned in the investigation into the alleged misappropriation of SIU funds.

NPA confirms SIU head investigation

2011-07-11 19:07

The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed it received the docket about the investigation into Special Investigating Unit head Willie Hofmeyr.

SIU head Hofmeyr facing probe too

2011-07-11 08:35

Special Investigating Unit head Willie Hofmeyr is the latest crime-fighter reportedly being probed, following claims that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was being investigated.

SIU probes staggering corruption cases

2011-03-30 23:42

The SIU has been inundated with new cases revealing staggering corruption in the police, the SABC, the land reform and housing subsidy systems, and government departments.

Spy tapes saved Zuma - claim

2011-01-23 16:34

SIU boss Willie Hofmeyr allegedly told his deputy the secret tapes that ended President Jacob Zuma’s corruption case had been “unlawful ­recordings”.

Sources: SIU deputy head facing the axe

2010-11-28 15:56

President Jacob Zuma’s prime ­corruption-busting agency, the special investigating unit, is set to be rocked by the axing of its deputy head, sources say.

Top cop quits amid probe

2010-08-29 15:33

The deputy national police commissioner, Lieutenant General Hamilton Hlela, and two of his subordinates have resigned, the office of the national commissioner has said.

Simelane forced to backtrack

2010-05-13 17:23

The DA says national prosecutions chief Menzi Simelane has been forced to climb down after he restructured the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit despite orders to halt the process.


DA submits bill on SIU appointment

2013-06-05 16:58

The DA has submitted a private member's bill proposing to change the law governing the appointment of a Special Investigating Unit head.

SIU gets flack over anti-graft targets

2013-04-24 18:49

The Special Investigating Unit has come under fire from MPs for slashing its targets in terms of taking on corruption cases and recovering stolen state funds.

Radebe stifled arms probe - report

2012-11-18 21:15

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe reportedly blocked senior prosecutors working on the arms deal investigation from travelling to Switzerland to investigate secret bank accounts.

Hofmeyr blamed for SIU labour dispute

2012-10-11 16:03

The acting head of the special investigating unit suggested to MPs that she had to settle a controversial labour dispute because her predecessor, Willie Hofmeyr, had acted improperly.

Hofmeyr seeks Zuma tapes

2012-01-19 12:07

Former Special Investigating Unit head Willie Hofmeyr has reportedly asked for help in obtaining a copy of the 2007 tapes that led to corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma being dropped.

Heath too partisan to head SIU: Zille

2011-12-05 20:01

New SIU head Willem Heath's outspoken support for President Jacob Zuma shows he is too partisan to hold the post, says DA leader Helen Zille.

Hofmeyr decision not political - presidency

2011-11-30 20:55

The presidency has rejected claims that Willie Hofmeyr's removal as Special Investigating Unit head is politically motivated.

Why replace Hofmeyr, opposition asks

2011-11-29 22:52

The DA says it is shocked at the lack of reasons given for appointing former judge Willem Heath in place of Willie Hofmeyr as the head of the SIU, as he was doing excellent work.

Govt corruption: R30bn could be lost - SIU

2011-10-12 22:46

SIU head Willie Hofmeyr says the country could lose 20% of its total procurement budget to government corruption - as much as R30bn.

Zuma spy tapes declared illegal

2011-09-28 09:27

The controversial spy tapes that got President Jacob Zuma off the hook on corruption charges have reportedly been declared illegal during a labour dispute at the CCMA.

SIU says transformation will take time

2011-09-09 15:30

The Special Investigating Unit is "passionate" about transformation, but it will take time to redress imbalances, says spokesperson Marika Muller.

Hofmeyr ally suspended in 'NPA feuding'

2011-08-07 17:23

National Prosecuting Authority boss Menzi Simelane has suspended the Asset Forfeiture Unit's KwaZulu-Natal head Knorx Molelle, reports the Sunday Times.

SAHRC: Don't undermine protector, SIU

2011-07-28 18:52

Any investigation of the public protector's office or the special investigating unit must not undermine these institutions, the SA Human Rights Commission has warned.

NPA disputes Dave King's letter

2011-07-20 20:22

The National Prosecuting Authority has disputed claims made by businessman Dave King against its asset forfeiture unit head Willie Hofmeyr.

Hofmeyr ‘could become ANC victim’

2011-07-20 10:57

Tension and distrust between Menzi Simelane and Willie Hofmeyr has apparently reached breaking point, and sources suspect Hofmeyr will become a victim of ANC political pressure.

NPA confirms second Hofmeyr probe

2011-07-17 17:57

Police have been asked to investigate a second complaint of corruption against Willie Hofmeyr, the head of both the asset forfeiture unit and the SIU, the NPA says.

Municipal workers held for corruption

2011-07-15 20:09

Two senior Ekurhuleni municipality employees and a businessman have been arrested for corruption after the awarding of a R32m tender, Special Investigations Unit head Willie Hofmeyr has said.

Pityana: Corruption probes create pattern

2011-07-13 11:31

The reported probes of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, and Special Investigating Unit (SIU) boss Willie Hofmeyr are part of a pattern, chairperson of the Council for the Advancement of the Constitution, Sipho Pityana, says.

SIU's Hofmeyr investigation sinister: DA

2011-07-11 17:00

Democratic Alliance justice spokesperson Debbie Schafer says there appears to a "sinister" motive for investigating Special Investigating Unit head Willie Hofmeyr.

Sexwale v Sisulu

2011-07-10 16:45

Tokyo Sexwale, the human settlements minister, has been accused of using the fight against corruption to tarnish his predecessor Lindiwe Sisulu’s image, as well as people close to her.

Bheki Cele's gym spin

2011-02-27 17:36

The police wanted a gymnasium, spin studio and cafeteria – almost half the size of a soccer field – to justify their need for a massive new R500m head office.

Dodgy firm to protect courts

2011-01-09 19:57

The justice department has awarded a R400m tender to protect courts and the NPA to a company linked to a massive fraud and corruption probe.

Almost 1 000 corrupt cops still working

2010-09-12 18:39

Nearly 1 000 police officials ­convicted of fraud have escaped being sacked ­because the PSC feels the impact will be too great.

NPA confirms plan reversal

2010-05-14 18:06

NPA boss Menzi Simelane has confirmed he received orders to reverse restructuring moves at its specialised units.

Simelane sidelines SCCU head

2010-05-11 20:11

The NPA has restructured the commercial crimes unit and sidelined its head Chris Jordaan, despite assurances to the contrary from Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.

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