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SA hopes for proof that crime doesn’t pay

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A successful prosecution in the VBS matter will pave the way for the bigger fish behind state capture who have been smugly swimming in their wealth for years.


18 Jun 2020
PREMIUM!
SA hopes for proof that crime doesn’t pay

National Director of Public Prosecutions, Adv Shamila Batohi. Picture: Bongani Shilubane / African News Agency / (ANA)

The most encouraging quote of the week so far came yesterday from National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi: “The wheels of justice are turning and the rule of law will prevail.” She has taken criticism in recent times for seemingly being “missing in action” when it comes to bringing the kingpins of state capture and other looting to book. But, in announcing the arrests of eight men allegedly involved in the VBS Mutual Bank theft, she said complex prosecutions take time and that “behind the scenes” much is happening on those outstanding cases. We would hope that the “wheels...

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