No clarity on Hawks probe into Gupta leaks or state capture allegations

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have been among those calling for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to act on the revelations in the Gupta emails, which show criminality in state institutions.

Under the current South African law, the NPA does not have legal powers to initiate investigations.

Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac), Lawson Naidoo says the Hawks have failed to respond to its inquiries over various cases related to state capture.

There has been a spate of information that has now come into the public domain as a result initially of the Public Protector's report on state capture as well as the more recent Gupta leaks...Either the Hawks, police, they do not require someone to go lay a complaint with them. They have the power to investigate matters that come to light.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac)

As Casac we have been chasing the Hawks to find out what has happened. There have been various criminal complaints that have been laid with them that we know of from the EFF, DA, Vytjie Mentor and others.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac)

There has been very little if any progress in those matters. The Hawks are refusing to provide information on what the status of those cases are.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac)

Advocate Luvuyo Mfaku, spokesperson at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) insists they cannot intervene.

The investigation of crime falls squarely within the ambit of the police. We can only prosecute once we are presented with a criminal docket that is fully investigated. Ours is to look at the admissibility, issues relating to the relevance of the evidence and sufficiency and then make a decision whether to prosecute anyone, at this stage we do not have a docket at our disposal.....

Advocate Luvuyo Mfaku, Spokesperson at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Nzimande: Gupta family is the single biggest problem of the ANC

Nzimande: Gupta family is the single biggest problem of the ANC

The secretary general of the SACP says allegations around the Gupta leaks needs to be dealt with.

Ntshalintshali: Cosatu to finalise strike bid against state capture

Ntshalintshali: Cosatu to finalise strike bid against state capture

General secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says Cosatu will submit a Section 77 in relation to claims of state capture and corruption.

Jessie Duarte: The new SACP speaks to the media first then speaks to the ANC

Jessie Duarte: The new SACP speaks to the media first then speaks to the ANC

Jessie Duarte weighs in on the SACP, the national policy conference, state capture and more during her interview with 702.

Corruption/State Capture: Pros, cons of amnesty in exchange for full disclosure

Corruption/State Capture: Pros, cons of amnesty in exchange for full disclosure

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews University of Cape Town Senior Lecturer in Public Law Cathy Powell.

Zuma lodges complaint over leaked state capture report audio

Zuma lodges complaint over leaked state capture report audio

The state capture report was released last week and eNCA has uploaded audio recordings of the interview with President Zuma.

Popular articles
Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane received detailed and tough questions.

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

The ANC treasurer-general confirmed Mantashe’s comments that the President did not consult the ANC leadership on the reshuffle.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

EWN's Dr Jack & Curtis take a look at the Spur confrontation that has taken the country by a storm.

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

"My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family?'"

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...