The Special Tribunal publishes Rules for the Conduct of Proceedings in The Lost State Funds
01 Nov 2019
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) Special Tribunal President, Judge GM Makhanya has issued the Rules for the conduct of proceedings in the Special Tribunal. The Tribunal is aimed at fast-tracking the recovery of funds lost to the state from corruption or irregular spending. The Rules were published in the Government Gazette No. 42783 of 18 October 2019, Government Notice No. 569 of 2019.
The Tribunal has been fully operational from 1 October 2019. The publication of the Rules has paved the way for the issuing of matters by the Tribunal to the relevant respondents investigated by the Special Investigating Unit. The 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 accountable. The litigation process includes public and private sectors, persons and entities.
The Rules further outline the case management process in terms of which cases will be dealt with by the Tribunal. The members of the Tribunal will during their next meeting have an in-depth analysis of the matters ready for adjudication.
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