SIU to probe payments to Sapo ghost staff

SIU to probe payments to Sapo ghost staff

2014-02-05 05:30

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation directing the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate the troubled South African Post Office (Sapo), the Presidency said in statement on Tuesday.

The probe involves allegations of serious maladministration, improper or unlawful conduct by staff and unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money.

"Other allegations to be investigated by the SIU include irregularities, malpractice or maladministration", said the statement.

These relate to:

- the management of immovable property;
- intentional or negligent loss of public money or damage to public property;
- the management of immovable property
- the implementation of the WebRipost system and
- loans granted to Courier and Freight Group;

The SIU will further investigate allegations of irregularities relating to the recruitment, selection and appointment of officials, including the payments which were made by the Sapo to fictitious officials or employees.

Meanwhile, a report lodged two years ago about maladministration at Sapo is being finalised by the office of public protector Thuli Madonsela.

Madonsela's office said in January that the investigation is complete and just needs to be written, according to Sapa.

- Fin24

  • George Potter - 2014-02-05 06:43

    same old story over and over again

      Bryan McCloy - 2014-02-05 07:19

      Just as long as they do not look in his direction or any of his mates all will be fine

      Trevor Myburgh - 2014-02-05 08:38

      The Ghost is going to investigate the Ghost...... lol

  • thuli.mbene - 2014-02-05 07:02

    Clearly someone forgot to cut double decker dome in on the deal!

  • Jimmy James - 2014-02-05 07:03

    Zuma all CORRUPTION in all government departments left too late. Thuli should be paid more than all the leaders in government.

      Bryan McCloy - 2014-02-05 07:21

      not so quick where is that report? It was promised mid Jan.

  • Kevin Marsh - 2014-02-05 07:04

    This is what happens when you fill an organization up with stupid corrupt cadres. Also herdboy does not like competition.

  • peterroy.logan - 2014-02-05 07:06

    Amazing how that literally everything the ANC touches or has involvement in,is associated with corruption and theft

      Michael Kleber - 2014-02-05 07:20

      Good observation , this country is rife with corruption and incompetence

  • Sipho Siph - 2014-02-05 07:14

    I know of one name who is definitely a ghost paid staff: Jacob Zuma

      Gluteus Maximus - 2014-02-05 08:37

      Comment of the day!

  • Jan de Ruyter - 2014-02-05 07:18

    The SA Post Office is just another failed state enterprise. They paid consultants from New Zealand Post millions to fix it, in stead, it was run into the ground. Wide scale theft of mail items exacerbated the problem and it bled customers as they no longer trust the postal service. Hopelessly incompetent management failed to first of all understand the business and secondly take appropriate action to implement corrective action. The CFG group was established in an attempt to recapture the parcel market, clearly they cannot use state money to first of all to compete with the private sector and secondly to subsidise the service to undercut the competition. This is unfair competition and I would like to know what the Competition Commission will make of it. Pity that such an essential service was left to degenerate into utter chaos.

  • dan.butler.7967 - 2014-02-05 07:25

    And yet another probe! Man but we can probe in this country of ours! We must surely win the international award for having the best probes in the world. Pity that the probes are aimed at the worst performers!!

      Mattewis Kat - 2014-02-05 07:49

      Probe quantity does not guarantee probe quality! Do you recall the outcome of the "inflated car prices" probe? You guessed it: NOTHING! Prices still as high and "fixed" as ever, with some locally manufactured models costing up to 60% more here than what they sell for in the countries they're exported to! Everything initiated by the ANC merely boils down to finding excuses for cadres to sit around tables acting out their delusions of relevance.

      Paul Cleverley - 2014-02-05 08:39

      Try this probe for size showerhead, it's a rocket, insert firmly, get someone to light it up and bye byeeeeeeeee.

  • philip.buys.1 - 2014-02-05 08:21

    These guys are like ants. Everwhere they go, they plunder and take it back to their nests. That is they are working on mind control.

  • philip.buys.1 - 2014-02-05 08:24

    let these buggers all lose their jobs. they deserve it. I will never ever employ any of them in my company.

  • Gluteus Maximus - 2014-02-05 08:40

    I trust this will assist in SANRAL accounts disappearing.

  • Jeffrey Simbiri - 2014-02-05 09:01

    Mr Zuma,just fire Janras Kotsi,Cristopher Hlekane and Peter Swart,people are told that they will work as casuals for life and this thing will affect my lovely ANC,fire them all

      Jan de Ruyter - 2014-02-05 09:33

      By nature, the post office is a cyclical business. There is therefore a need for casual workers as volumes fluctuate. The process is poorly managed, as, as soon as you become a casual employee, you work the same hours a a permanent employee, which defeats the object of a casual employee. It always amazes me that the workers are on strike for more than a month, yet is takes them less than a week to clear the backlog. This only indicates poor management of resources and unnecessary costs.

  • louis.elst - 2014-02-05 09:33

    And what will be achieved

  • Truth.speak - 2014-02-05 09:42

    Another failed ANC institution. Name one that is performing well and is trouble free.

      Andre Evans - 2014-02-05 12:46


      Ryno Wallace - 2014-02-05 15:05

      SARS because they are responsible to bring in the money to feed the gravy train, where SAPO is a loss for the gravy train society.

  • Nondumiso Pearl - 2014-09-10 14:50

    People went for an interview in may 2014 until today no one is permanent .

  • Nondumiso Pearl - 2014-09-10 14:51

    People went for an interview in may 2014 until today no one is permanent .

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