Jan 27, 2023

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NPA commits to crack down on state capture, says ending high-level corruption is a priority

The National Law Enforcement Agency (NPA) has pledged to crack down on cases of state arrest to end impunity for high-level corruption.

Sindisiwe Seboka, spokeswoman for the Investigative Agency (ID), said that there are ongoing discussions on State Capture Investigation’s access to investigations to ensure a smooth transition and the continuation of its work when its tenure ends, having delivered further reports in June.

< p>“The commission will continue to provide the NPA with evidence collected by the commission in accordance with the law to ensure successful investigations and prosecutions of matters arising out of the work of the commission,” Seboka said.< /p>

ID has initiated 82 investigations and recorded 20 cases. Most emerge from the commission’s report, Seboka said.

“Ending impunity for cases of high-level corruption and state arrest is a priority for the country. This requires increased collaboration between stakeholders while respecting their respective roles and mandates,” Seboka said.

The commission released the fourth edition of the State Capture Report two weeks ago.

The earlier one President Jacob Zuma, the Gupta family, former Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba and former Eskom chief Matshela Koko were among those implicated over alleged corruption.

Regarding the findings of the Commission Chair , Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, heard that Koko worked with the Guptas to advance the utility’s condition assessment. The report states that Koko disclosed information to Gupta employee Salim Essa, who disclosed it to the Guptas.

“In my view, Mr. Koko, consistent with his decision, “Becoming a Gupta agent feeds Mr. Salim provides Essa with information that will enable the Guptas to position themselves favorably in relation to Eskom’s affairs in general and the acquisition of Glencore’s coal interests in particular,” the statement said Report.

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