Provincial heads appointed to Special Investigating Unit in KZN and Eastern Cape

Advocate Andy Mothibi.
Advocate Andy Mothibi.
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  • National head Andy Mothibi says the appointment of provincial heads in the remaining provinces was being finalised.
  • Zodwa Xesibe, who has more than two decades of experience in forensic investigations, policing and financial services, will lead the Eastern Cape office.
  • In KwaZulu-Natal, Ashish Gosai, who has over 20 years' experience in the legal and forensic investigations environments, has been appointed.

Two provincial heads for the Special Investigating Unit have been appointed, with national head advocate Andy Mothibi "confident" that it will bring stability and leadership to provincial operational performance.

The SIU on Tuesday confirmed the appointments in their Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal offices, part of the first official appointment of provincial heads in the unit to improve service delivery at provincial level, it said in a statement.

Zodwa Xesibe, who has over two decades of experience in forensic investigations, policing and financial services, will lead the Eastern Cape office.

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She has her MBL, B.Com in accounting as well as her certificate in accountancy.

Xesibe, who joined the unit in 2011, has occupied a number of senior positions, including that of acting head of the Gauteng office between 2012 and 2013.

She moved to KwaZulu-Natal where she was appointed as the regional head between 2014 and 2017.

Experienced

Before joining the SIU, she worked for the Directorate of Special Operations (Scorpions), police, National Department of Human Settlements, Ernst & Young and other auditing firms.

"She has in excess of 20 years' experience in forensic and financial investigations both in public and private sector environments," SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said.

In KwaZulu-Natal, Ashish Gosai has been appointed as provincial head.

He has over 20 years worth of experience in the legal and forensic investigations environment, Kganyago said, and is an admitted attorney with LLB, BSC and Project Management (NQF level 8) qualifications.


"He has over his career served as a prosecutor [and] practised as an attorney in private practice before joining the SIU as a forensic lawyer in 2005," Kganyago said.

"In 2012 he was promoted to the position of senior forensic lawyer. He has almost 30 years of experience in the legal and forensics environment.

"He has over his employment with the SIU been involved in several national investigations and litigation matters on behalf of the SIU."

Mothibi said the unit was in the process of finalising the appointment of provincial heads in the remaining provinces.

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