President Zuma appoints Head of the Special Investigating Unit

By Drum Digital
06 April 2016

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Advocate Jan Lekhoa Mothibi to head the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) with effect from 01 May 2016.

By Ayanda Sitole

According to Bongani Majola, spokesperson at the Presidency,

Mothibi is currently the Executive Director for Legal, Governance, Risk and Compliance at Medscheme Holdings.

Mothibi has held executive and senior management positions in both the public and private sectors including Standard Bank, Nedbank, and the South African Receiver of Revenue (SARS).

He also  holds, an LLB and B Proc degrees as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law.

Mothibi has also worked previously as both a Prosecutor and Magistrate.

“We congratulate Advocate Mothibi for his appointment and wish him all the best in his new responsibilities of the investigation of corruption and maladministration,” said President Zuma.

In March 2015 President Zuma had appointed Advocate Gerhard Wilhelm Visagie as the Acting Head of the SIU pending the appointment of a permanent Head of the SIU.

The appointment of Visagie followed the resignation of Advocate Vas Soni for personal reasons in February last year.

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