29 May 2017 - NW1140
Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
Whether the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has received a case for prosecution from the SA Police Service (SAPS) with regard to its investigation into the break-in at the Office of the Chief Justice on 18 March 2017; if so, (a) on what date, (b) what progress has been made to date and (c) what are the further relevant details; 2) (a) whether the NPA is assisting the SAPS in its investigation of the specified break-in; if so, what are the relevant details?
1. (a) The police has submitted the docket to the prosecution on 9 May 2017.
(b) There is still a considerable amount of investigation outstanding, and further investigation is currently underway.
(c) Due to the fact that there is still a lot of investigation outstanding, on 17 May 2017 the prosecution postponed the matter in court to 11 July 2017, to allow further investigation. The accused were released on bail.
2. The prosecutor examined the docket and provided further guidance for police investigation.