A Special Tribunal has been set up to assist the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in finalizing civil litigation following conclusion of investigations.
According to a presidency statement, the Tribunal was established in terms of Section (2)(1) of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act 74 of 1996.
The civil litigation referred to relates to matters where the SIU seeks to have government contracts declared irregularly invalid or set aside.
“Fast-tracking these matters through the Special Tribunal will enable the SIU to recover monies and/or assets lost by state institutions through irregular and corrupt means; thus ensuring that those who are responsible for the loss of monies and or assets by state institutions are held
The Special Tribunal is empowered to adjudicate upon any civil proceedings flowing from SIU investigations.
Judge Gidfonia Makhanya has been appointed as president of the Tribunal for three years.