Question NW1641 to the Minister of Arts and Culture
18 June 2018 - NW1641
Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture
(a). What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) South African Police Services (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI) by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004? NW1791E.
(aa). The number of cases that were referred for criminal investigation to the South African Police Services (SAPS) and/ or Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI) by the Department are six (6) in total. All criminal cases reported are still in progress.
(i). Frequent follow-ups were made by the Department with the abovementioned authorities under (aa).
(ii). The dockets are not yet ready for conviction but some are at advanced stages as the Department had an opportunity to interact with the National Prosecution Authority officials.
bb.(i) Nine (9) cases were referred to the SAPS
(ii) Four (4) cases were referred to the DPCI
(b)(i) Four (4 ) cases have been investigated by SAPS and DPCI
(ii) Regular follow-ups are made by the accounting officers.
(iii) No convictions in each specified cases as eight cases are still under investigations.
One case was unfounded and subsequently closed by the SAPS early 2018