Ramaphosa’s relief fund corruption crackdown more than just blowing smoke?

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s public instruction to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate and pinpoint any corrupt activities surrounding Covid-19 relief funds might only be an attempt to build credibility, but this could come at a cost and impact other investigations, an expert has warned. On Thursday, Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising the SIU to investigate any “unlawful or improper conduct in the procurement of any goods, works and services during or related to the national state of disaster in any state institution.” In his latest national address, he said his government was increasingly being alerted of allegations of mismanagement…

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