Frank Dutton, state capture lead investigator, dies of heart attack

Sources have confirmed that he suffered a stroke, followed by a heart attack.

State Capture, State Capture İnquiry

2022-01-20 12:30:00 PM

The lead investigator for the state capture commission, Frank Dutton , has died.

Sources have confirmed that he suffered a stroke, followed by a heart attack.

The former policeman came to prominence for his work in exposing the political violence in KwaZulu-Natal in the 1980s.In 1992, he was appointed to head the KZN team of the Goldstone Commission, which was looking into incidents of public violence and intimidation prior to the 1994 elections.

Dutton was in 1994 appointed to create and lead the Investigation Task Unit (ITU) to look into hit squads within the KwaZulu-Natal police.After being seconded to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1996, where he helped investigate genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Bosnia‚ Croatia and Kosovo, Dutton return to South Africa in 2000, where he was tasked with establishing and leading the Directorate of Special Operations, which was better known as the Scorpions.

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JOHANNESBURG - The lead investigator for the state capture commission, Frank Dutton, has died. The former policeman came to prominence for his work in exposing the political violence in KwaZulu-Natal in the 1980s. In 1992, he was appointed to head the KZN team of the Goldstone Commission, which was looking into incidents of public violence and intimidation prior to the 1994 elections. Dutton was in 1994 appointed to create and lead the Investigation Task Unit (ITU) to look into hit squads within the KwaZulu-Natal police. After being seconded to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1996, where he helped investigate genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Bosnia‚ Croatia and Kosovo, Dutton return to South Africa in 2000, where he was tasked with establishing and leading the Directorate of Special Operations, which was better known as the Scorpions. He retired from the police force in 2003 for health reasons. He received the Order of the Baobab in Gold in 2012 for "his exceptional contribution to and achievement in his investigative work as a dedicated and loyal policeman".