'SIU investigation into the State Attorney will also look at structural flaws'

President Cyril Ramaphosa signed off a proclamation in July to investigate the office of the State Attorney after various complaints were filed.

Among the allegations are that officials are colluding with private law firms to defraud the state of millions of rand.

Minister of Justice Michael Masutha has promised that the Special Investigating Unit will conduct the widest raging investigation it has ever done.

We are looking at officials of government whether at the State Attorney's office or whether they were colluding with officials from other departments who were the subject of the ligation in question.

Michael Masutha, Justice Minister  

As well as the members of the legal profession especially but other professions as well could be affected in the collusion.

Michael Masutha, Justice Minister  

While we are doing the mopping up to uproot corruption and malice in the system, we are equally looking at the fact that not everything is based on fraud and corruption. We accept that there are inherent structural flows in the manner that the organisation is structured.

Michael Masutha, Justice Minister

Moving to the ConCourt ruling in the NPA, Minister Masutha says he has never at any stage discussed details relating to the exit of former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana except for his responsibilities as stipulated by law.

READ: Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

I have my own responsibilities under the law which I clearly articulated even in terms of the Constitution itself. But, there are other responsibilities that need justice and which are clearly set aside for the head of state.

Michael Masutha, Justice Minister

Listen to what the Minister says further about the ruling...


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