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Can Shamila Batohi revive a dying NPA?

Subverted by corrupt politicians who sought to capture the state, the National Prosecuting Authority now has a new director, specially chosen by President Cyril Ramaphosa. But what will it take for Shamila Batohi to arrest, prosecute and jail those behind the looting that has brought SA to the brink of economic disaster? BL PREMIUM 14 […]

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Robert McBride won’t give up on fight

Thursday 7 March 2019 – 5:00am (ENCA) Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate Head Robert McBride is taking the decision not to renew his contract on review. Parliament’s police portfolio committee recommended he not be given another term. JOHANNESBURG – Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate boss Robert McBride said he’s being labelled as difficult because of his unbending […]

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DA softens on corruption body-independence – Paul Hoffman

4th March 2019 by Chris Bateman (BizNews) CAPE TOWN — The bottom line in the opinion of legal eagle Paul Hoffman on the Constitutionally-required independence of corruption-busting bodies? The leaders of the main political parties and their manifestos cannot be trusted to ensure this – and the main opposition party, the DA, has got it […]

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Smoke and mirrors – and no one is tackling grand corruption

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 25 February 2019 (Daily Maverick) The weekend announcement by the Presidency that it is planning to set up an eight-judge special tribunal to expedite civil debt collections instigated by his custom-made SIU investigations is further evidence of ANC unwillingness to get to grips properly, efficiently and effectively, with grand corruption. […]

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LETTER: Bosasa must recover R40m it ‘donated’ to the ANC

25 February 2019 – 05:03 By Paul Hoffman (Business Day) Bosasa whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi prepares to give testimony at the Zondo commission in January. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times According to reports, alleged to be based on insider knowledge, the ANC amassed at least R40m in donations from Bosasa. Whether this amount is regarded as “protection […]

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Why Cyril’s state capture squad will almost certainly fail

Experts point out the crucial flaw in the new ‘Scorpions’ unit that dooms it from the beginning on the backfoot President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: Reuters/Hannah McKay In a country that has been ravaged by corruption and profligate looting, the announcement of a crack squad within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to bring state capturers to […]

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