'We must reconsider president's power in appointment of law-enforcement bosses'
Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Asset Forfeiture Unit head Willie Hofmeyr in his affidavit to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, says unless the country's president's powers are cut, South Africa is at risk of state capture again.
Hofmeyr joins Bongani Bingwa to give more insight on his affidavit.
The point I am trying to make is that the president has too much power in the general appointments of law-enforcement personnel.Willie Hofmeyr, Former Asset Forfeiture Unit head - NPA
There needs to be a reconsideration of parts of South Africa's Constitution, Hofmeyr believes.
With the Zondo Commission going on and exposing some of the terrible things that happened in law enforcement, I think as a country we need to try to make state capture less lightly to happen again next time around.Willie Hofmeyr, Former Asset Forfeiture Unit head - NPA
He says it is clear that a president is subject to being recalled by his political party at any time, thus he doesn't believe that a president is able to do things without the support of his political party.
He loses that support, he loses the job. We need to come to terms that state capture wasn't an individual issue, it was a systemic issue.Willie Hofmeyr, Former Asset Forfeiture Unit head - NPA
Listen below to the full conversation:
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