SIU's PPE probes reveal 'flagrant disregard for laws' in an 'insatiable pursuit of self-enrichment'

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Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Advocate Andy Mothibi.
Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Advocate Andy Mothibi.
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The story: The head of the Special Investigating Unit, advocate Andy Mothibi, has lamented the "insatiable pursuit of self-enrichment" by officials in all spheres of government revealed in the unit's investigations into corruption related to the procurement of personal protective equipment.

A closer look: On Friday, Mothibi delivered a report of the SIU's finalised investigations - as well as the outcomes of some of those investigations - into allegations of corruption in the procurement of PPE by state institutions. 

The details: Mothibi revealed that Gauteng was the province with the highest number of reported corruption claims, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. There was only one claim reported in the Northern Cape. Mothibi said a total of 189 PPE procurement corruption allegations were reported to the SIU.

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