State strikes first major blow in war on graft

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State strikes first major blow in war on graft

In its first ruling the Special Tribunal puts the squeeze on former state attorney’s pension

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In a bruising court battle, lawyers for the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) struck a major blow in the fight against corruption, successfully freezing the government pension of a former state attorney, who allegedly dubiously granted settlements in civil cases against the State.

Judge Gidfonia Makhanya, the president of the Special Tribunal, on Tuesday presided over the court’s first hearing, heard at the Booysens Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg.

In February 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of the tribunal which presides over legal hearings into the looting of the state’s coffers. ..

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