2 more suspects involved in Thoshan Panday case expected to hand themselves in to Durban police

The NPA revealed that the two remaining suspects in the Thoshan Panday multimillion-rand SAPS tender fraud case were expected to hand themselves in at the Durban Central police station on Monday. They were then expected to immediately proceed to the Durban Magistrate’s Court for a bail application. They faced charges of fraud between 2008-2009 and […]

National Prosecution Authority unit looking into #statecaptureinquiry testimonies

The Investigating Directorate in the NPA says it is being strategic when it comes to arrests. The unit says it is looking into the testimonies from the state capture commission of inquiry. Head of the Directorate, Hermoine Cronje says the unit will make an arrest once it has admissible evidence. “There is tons of evidence […]

NPA moving slowly on major corruption cases: Willie Hofmeyr

The NPA has still not moved on major corruption cases linked to the years of state capture, despite being provided with financial and human resources to do so The National Prosecuting Authority has appointed some of the country’s top legal minds to help deal with state capture related crimes. The Justice Department has asked Tembeka […]

More efforts needed to fight gender-based violence

According to the NPA, there are 161 court preparation officers countrywide at various courts dealing with gender-based violence. Ongoing gender-based violence has forced women to believe they have no authority over their bodies and spirits, allowing men to be superior to women, says an expert. Women felt they had no say or power to bring […]

Jacob Zuma back in court next week as corruption trial resumes

The NPA had initially postponed the case to 23 June after the former president failed to appear in court earlier this year. The Office of the Chief Justice has announced that court proceedings involving former president Jacob Zuma and the Thales Group will resume at the Pietermaritzburg High Court next week on 23 June. The […]

Zondo commission working at full steam despite the national lockdown

The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture is working full steam ahead despite the national lockdown. The Justice and Correctional Services Department told parliamentarians that evidence leaders and officials continued to work behind closed doors on key parts of the evidence. The department and the NPA on Friday briefed MPs on annual performance plans […]

NPA considering docket linked to Enock Mpianzi’s death

The NPA is considering the docket linked to the death of Grade 8 pupil Enock Mpianzi. His drowning during a school orientation camp caused a huge public outcry. The Parktown Boys High School’s handling of the incident has been criticised as Mpianzi was only found a day after he disappeared. Five teachers and the principal […]

Hawks to send Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s perjury docket to NPA for decision

The Hawks is sending the docket in the perjury case against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for processing. The move comes after Mkhwebane accused the elite crime-fighting unit of prioritising trivial matters. Mkhwebane remains defiant in the face of mounting adversity, including signs Parliament is considering starting a process for […]

Hawks, NPA urged to prosecute those implicated at Zondo commission

Cosatu has called on law enforcement authorities to declare 2020 the year in which those implicated at the Zondo Commission into State Capture will be arrested and prosecuted. Speaking to Independent Media on Tuesday, Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said the Hawks and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) should start working on pinning down those who […]