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Willie Hofmeyr: Cut president’s sweeping powers or risk state capture

01 December 2019 – 00:01 By QAANITAH HUNTER (TimesLive) The recently retired head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit, Willie Hofmeyr, says SA is at risk of state capture again unless the president’s sweeping powers are cut. Hofmeyr told the Sunday Times he recommended the constitution be changed in an affidavit filed at the Zondo commission. […]

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Prosecution service can start going after bigwigs among the corrupt

Suspects in grand corruption were not investigated and prosecuted as they should have been 30 July 2019 – 05:10 Paul Hoffman Speaking at an event organised in memory of the late Kader Asmal, our new National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batoyi, pointed out, quite rightly, that those in the prosecution service over the past […]

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ANC of today has all the hallmarks of a criminal enterprise

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 16 July 2019 Daily Maverick Between the greedy lack of integrity of leaders and the tenets of the National Democratic Revolution in action, it is difficult not to conclude that the ANC-led tripartite alliance is both deliberately subversive of constitutionalism and shot through with criminal corruption of the kind that […]

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LETTER: Jacob Zuma gets some of his own medicine

The former president defamed Billy Downer dreadfully in an affidavit filed in his filibustering application for a permanent stay of his prosecution 15 April 2019 – 05:04 (Business Day) Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED Karyn Maughan reports that prosecutor Billy Downer, SC, is fighting back against Jacob Zuma by invoking the newly minted evidential principle that […]

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LETTER: Voters should not tolerate corruption

The Hawks and the NPA constitute twin structures that have not been — and will never be — fit for countering grand corruption, state capture and kleptocracy in SA 21 March 2019 – 08:00 FinancialMail National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shamila Batohi. Picture: ALON SKUY I refer to your timely article, which thoroughly interrogates […]

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