Abrahams: Teams of prosecutors helping Hawks in state capture probe
National prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams has denied suggestions that that NPA prosecutes selectively, saying that the allegation is 'misplaced'.
CAPE TOWN - National prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams has told Parliament that teams of prosecutors and asset forfeiture specialists are helping the Hawks in a wide-ranging investigation into state capture.
This includes the revelations contained in the leaked Gupta emails.
Abrahams was addressing the justice portfolio committee on Wednesday.
Abrahams has defended his silence on the state capture allegations that continue to mount.
“There have been media reports with some asking where Shaun Abrahams is or where is the National Director of Public Prosecutions. Firstly, my silence does not mean no work is being done. Secondly, in terms of the NPA Act and the Constitution, I’m obligated to report to this committee, to Parliament.”
The Gupta family's dealings with Eskom, Transnet and Denel and Eskom’s payments to Trillian form part of the probe, as do the attempted bribery allegations revealed by former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.
Abrahams has denied suggestions that that NPA prosecutes selectively, saying that the allegation is “misplaced”.
He says the emails still have to be investigated.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)