Question NW2726 to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

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27 October 2018 - NW2726

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What are the details of (a) the progress made by the joint ministerial investigation into corruption in the form of state prosecutors who are deliberately thwarting justice by bungling cases in collusion with defence attorneys and (b) any arrests that have been made in this regard?


I wish to inform the Honourable Member that I do not have any information regarding a joint Ministerial Investigation regarding the alleged bungling of cases between the State Prosecutors and Defence Attorneys.

Individuals complaints are submitted against decisions taken by individual prosecutors, Deputy Directors of Public Prosecution and/or the National Director of Prosecutions, these complaints referred to the Acting National Director of Public Prosecution for investigation and reply to the complainant, as only the Acting NDPP can decide on matters relating to prosecution, in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and the National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 32 of 1998)

It would be appreciated if the Honourable Member could please clarify the question, if additional information is required.

(b) Therefore falls away.

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