SIU acting head still in charge

2013-09-05 21:33

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Cape Town - The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) denied a rumour on Thursday that it was without a leader for September.

"The acting head Advocate [Nomvula] Mokhatla is still firmly in charge of the unit until Advocate Vas Soni takes over in October 2013," SIU spokesperson Boy Ndlala said.

"She has been carrying out her responsibilities as normal since Advocate Soni was appointed. She will make herself available for any request for engagement with Advocate Soni when he takes [up] his post."

DA MP Debbie Schafer claimed on Thursday that the unit had been left to "languish" until Soni took up his position on 1 October.

"We have been reliably informed that Advocate Mokhatla made a hasty exit on Friday, and that Faiek Davids was acting until Sunday, but that at the moment, nobody seems to know who is running the SIU," she said.

Schafer said it was crucial that the public and SIU staff were informed of who was heading the unit.

Ndala said the DA was "misinformed and misled".

"The allegations made are false. On Friday Mokhatla was at the office until end of business. She addressed some members of staff to thank them for their support and asked that they continue supporting the new head."

Ndala said Mokhatla wished Soni well in his new position and hoped he received support from all South Africans.

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