The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has seized documents and computers at the Matlosana Local Municipality in the North West. The items were taken following a joint raid by the SIU and the HAWKS.

It relates to the SIU’s investigations into allegations of corruption in the awarding of tenders for Personal Protective Equipment.

SIU Spokesperson Kaiser Kganyago says they received information from a whistleblower: “We are here because there were allegations that were given to us by whistleblowers and the indication was that there is corruption that is happening here at the Matlosana municipality, and we found that there have been some of those contracts that were given to people that are purported to be friends and families of some of the people here. In relation to 47 million that was spent on PPE here.”

Below is the interview with Kganyago:

Acting Municipal Manager Lesego Seametso, briefs the media on the raid: