NPA creates dedicated 'task force' in response to Zondo commission's report

2022/01/12 20:17:00

The National Prosecuting Authority has established a dedicated 'task force' to respond to the Zondo commission's report.

The National Prosecuting Authority has established a dedicated 'task force' to respond to the Zondo commission's report.

The National Prosecuting Authority has established a dedicated 'task force' to respond to the Zondo commission's report.

asset recovery.The Hawks will — as mandated to deal with national priority offences which include corruption, commercial crime and organised crime — take their place alongside partners and respond accordingly to the commission’s recommendations within their mandate.

A team of senior officers is identifying cases that may have been reported and investigated by the respective components of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) before the release of the commission’s report.This will enable them to take stock of what is already part of the commission’s findings and recommendations which form part of its existing investigations and respond to other recommendations within its mandate but not part of existing investigations, said Mhaga.

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Internal co-ordination within the NPA, as well as external co-ordination with stakeholders, is being strengthened to ensure effective collaboration and co-ordination in the investigation and prosecution of complex corruption matters and asset recovery.12 January 2022 - 16:05 By TIMESLIVE Acting chief justice Raymond Zondo will address the media in response to an opinion piece attributed to tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu, published on the news and information website IOL, on December 7 2021 entitled:"Hi Mzansi, have we seen justice?" TimesLIVE.2 hours ago Sisulu is expected to throw her hat in the ring for the ANC presidency as the party prepares to go to its national elective conference later this year.2 hours ago According to Zondo, Sisulu's article was “rich in insult but very poor in substantiation and in any analysis because it does not refer to any judgments that judges have given which have been analysed to produce the conclusions that she produces”.

The Hawks will — as mandated to deal with national priority offences which include corruption, commercial crime and organised crime — take their place alongside partners and respond accordingly to the commission’s recommendations within their mandate. A team of senior officers is identifying cases that may have been reported and investigated by the respective components of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) before the release of the commission’s report. This will enable them to take stock of what is already part of the commission’s findings and recommendations which form part of its existing investigations and respond to other recommendations within its mandate but not part of existing investigations, said Mhaga. Zondo described Sisulu’s missives as an unprecedented insult against the judiciary and African judges in her articles, which has also generated widespread condemnation from civil society organisations and government. The commission’s work gives additional impetus to the process of rebuilding the rule of law after a difficult period, he said.  “The [NPA] and the Hawks are reviewing the commission’s findings and recommendations with a view to investigating and building cases for criminal prosecution against those who broke the law, be they from the public or private sectors. And we as the judiciary have done [nothing] other than doing our job,” Zondo said.

”  Click here for the latest news and analysis of the state capture inquiry Part of the investigations will include freezing and forfeiture of the proceeds of crime. He said it was most regrettable that the attacks came from a national executive committee member of the governing ANC and a senior member of both parliament and the executive.   “It’s important to note the differences between the evidence presented before a commission of inquiry and evidence required to meet the standard of proof for prosecutions. In the case of the latter, criminal investigations will be conducted so that evidence can be presented in accordance with SA law of evidence.  “This is a Herculean task given the volume of materials and the finite human and financial resources available to our law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. If some people don’t like the decision we take in accordance with that oath that is their problem. The NPA is exploring options to boost its capacities, capabilities and resources,” he said.

The institution has been under pressure to deliver and has been criticised for a lack of high-profile corruption convictions. The NPA is engaging various departments including the National Treasury, the department of public service & administration and the solicitor-general’s office. “By insulting the judiciary and black judges in this way, she is creating a situation where some citizens might well say they are not taking their disputes to court and they might have less respect for the courts and their orders because she says these black judges are basically puppets of their masters,” Zondo said. Part of the report found that the NPA had failed to respond adequately to state capture and its institutional weaknesses need to be addressed. It attributed its failure to ongoing challenges. “In this regard, the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) has acknowledged the challenges facing the NPA, including in its efforts to prosecute high-level corruption matters.

The NDPP has also highlighted the associated challenges facing the NPA’s law enforcement counterparts and the affect this has on the NPA’s ability to prosecute complex crimes.” .