State capture probe: Hawks under pressure to share details

The Hawks say they are under pressure to provide the public with details on their investigation but it may undermine their case.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks say it would be ideal if they could share details about their state capture investigation but they can’t because the matter has not yet gone to trial.

The unit and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) have rejected claims that they are not taking the allegations against the Guptas and their associates seriously.

It’s emerged that law enforcement authorities in the United States and Britain are investigating alleged international money laundering and corruption linked to the Guptas.

The Hawks' Hangwani Mulaudzi says they are under pressure to provide the public with details on their investigation but it may undermine their case.

“It would be wrong for us to take information that’s still being investigated or may not have been completed and put it in the public sphere because we still have to present it in court.”

The Hawks has assured the public that the case is progressing.

Mulaudzi says additional resources have been assigned to the state capture investigation - but details of the case remain confidential.

“Unfortunately, we can’t go and drill down on what we’re doing blow-by-blow but behind the scenes, a lot of work is being done.”

The NPA’s Luvuyo Mfaku says their prosecutors continue to guide the Hawks investigators.

The NPA shares the same position but refers to its head Shaun Abrahams briefing Parliament regarding evidence of progress.

The NPA has rejected claims that it has been compromised.

Meanwhile, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has come out to set the record straight, saying she has no links to Gupta businesses.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)