Two high profile state capture cases in the hands of the NPA could be in trouble

City Press investigative journalist, Abram Mashego says he has been reliably informed that two high profile cases that are currently in the hands of the Hawks and the NPA are far from being solved and could be in trouble.

These two cases are first, the Estina dairy farm saga which involves the Guptas and second, the allegations by former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas that members of the Gupta family offered him R600 million to accept a job as finance minister and work with them in their quest of looting the country.

Last week, the NPA allowed a postponement with regards to the Estina dairy farm case by the Bloemfontein Commercial Crimes Court, after prosecutor Justice Bakamela asked for a three- to six months postponement to allow for further investigation.

Mashego says there is a possibility that the case could be thrown out of court.

He says the prosecutors involved blame former NPA national director of public prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, for rushing the case after some of the information was leaked.

They are also blaming him for stalling the case when it should have been dealt with.

Mashego says the President's involvement in the matter might be viewed as interference in the running of the National Prosecuting Authority because there was no formal request made to him.

He says if he waits for a formal request to be made, some people could accuse him of failing to act on matters of public interest.

Read: Mcebisi Jonas: They threatened to kill me if I ever reveal this

To hear the rest of the conversation with Abram Mashego, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Two high profile state capture cases in the hands of the NPA could be in trouble


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