Executive secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac), Lawson Naidoo says a summons by the National Prosecuting Authority on the Gupta family is a preemptive strike on all those implicated in state capture and it's better late than never.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to summon the Gupta family on Tuesday in an attempt to preserve assets worth about R1.6 billion.
The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) secured a preservation order against consulting firm McKinsey and Gupta-linked Trillian. According to reports senior officials at the unit applied for three separate orders at the High Court in Pretoria as well as the High Court In Bloemfontein last month.
For the last 15 months they have been dragging their feet on these matters and its really the last few weeks that we suddenly see action being taken, we certainly hope that it means it is the beginning of the noose tightening around the necks of those involved in state capture.— Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac)
This is a preemptive strike if you like. It seeks to preserve the assets that are alleged to be the proceeds of criminal action totaling this 1.6 billion. Once the investigation proceeds further, one can expect action to be taken in terms of dockets being served against some of those who have been implicated with these companies as middle men and women facilitation these illegal deals.— Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac)
Meanwhile Business Day editor Sikhonathi Mantshantsha says arrests must be made.
Click on the link below to hear what he had to say on the matter....