SIU’s ability to investigate corruption at risk Parliament warns that the Special Investigating Unit’s ability to investigate corruption in state departments will soon be dramatically curtailed as a result of budget constraints. The Special Investigating Unit’s ability to investigate corruption in state departments will soon be dramatically curtailed as a result of budget constraints, Parliament’s justice committee was told on Friday. Read the full article here. MEC’s corruption case postponed Former North West education MEC Johannes Tselapedi and four others appeared in connection with corruption in the Mafikeng Regional Court on Wednesday. National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Frank Lesenyego said the matter was postponed to August 17. Tselapedi co-accused are a couple and two senior civil servants. Read the full article here. Cop arrested for corruption A senior police official has been arrested on corruption charges in Strand. The 49-year-old captain allegedly failed to hand in confiscated liquor and cash following a police operation. The police's Frederick van Wyk said the man was arrested by the Hawks on Tuesday evening. Read the full article here. 'Grossly inappropriate' to drop corruption charges: DA An attempt to have charges of corruption against high profile KwaZulu-Natal ANC politicians dropped would be grossly inappropriate, the DA said on Thursday. "Just like anyone else accused of a crime, they must have their day in court," Democratic Alliance leader in KwaZulu-Natal Sizwe Mchunu said in a statement. "It is inconceivable that these two individuals remain in high office, particularly when all of the other accused have either retired, resigned or been dismissed." Read the full article here. ‘Keep corruption busters out of SAPS’ The Constitutional Court found in March last year that parts of the law were inconsistent with the constitution, and therefore “invalid”. It found that chapter six of the Act – which replaced the Scorpions (then under the National Prosecuting Authority) with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (or the Hawks, currently within the SAPS) – failed to secure an “adequate degree of independence” for the unit. Parliament was given 18 months to rectify the problem. This article originally appeared in The Star on 25 April 2012. Read the full article here Excerpt Parliament warns that the Special Investigating Unit’s ability to investigate corruption in state departments will soon be dramatically curtailed as a result of budget constraints.