President Gives Green Light to South African Lottery Probe

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe alleged corruption and maladministration involving the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). The proclamation comes hard on the heels of the recent formation of a Hawks task team to investigate Lottery corruption. The Hawks - the more commonly used name for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation - began their investigation into Lottery corruption after receiving a complaint from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) in September, according to Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale. Corruption Watch, which has been outspoken on Lottery corruption and is monitoring the appointment of a new NLC board chairman, welcomed the proclamation.


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