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Accountability Now & CTPC challenge government to establish an integrity commission to deal with Hawks dysfunctionality

Cape Town, 26 September 2018: Anti-corruption watchdog, Accountability Now and the Cape Town Peace Centre have challenged the dysfunctionality of the Hawks, in a letter of demand and accompanying draft affidavit to the state attorney and to government. The letter includes a request to give consideration to the establishment of an integrity commission. This new Chapter Nine institution will be tasked with preventing, combatting, investigating and prosecuting serious corruption. This solution sidesteps the brokenness and inefficiency of the Police and the prosecuting authority due to the ravages of illegal and grossly inappropriate cadre deployment in the Zuma era.

The demand is accompanied by a detailed draft affidavit that will be used in court proceedings if the government is not prepared to reform the Hawks and the criminal justice administration in a manner that complies with the binding criteria already laid down in previous litigation concerning the structure, operational capacity and location of the Hawks.

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A copy of the letter and the draft affidavit is attached and will be available on the website https://accountabilitynow.org.za/

Letter to the State Attorney

CTPC GIV 1st Draft Founding Affidavit updated NUMBERAUTOMATED to 9 September 2018 final xx-1

Issued on behalf of Accountability Now by Catalyst Communications

 

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