Hawks refuse to comment on probing those implicated in state capture

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi refused to answer whether the unit has interviewed those directly implicated.

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JOHANNESBURG - While the Hawks say they have interviewed former finance minister Mcebisi Jonas and former Member of Parliament Vytjie Mentor who reported allegations of state capture, they cannot divulge whether those linked to allegations of state capture have been approached.

Earlier on Thursday, the organised crime investigating unit confirmed that legal processes are underway to start co-operating with international law enforcement agencies on the state capture investigation.

Speaking on 702’s Karima Brow Show on Thursday evening, Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi refused to answer whether the unit has interviewed those directly implicated.

Brown asked: “have you approached Mr Duduzane Zuma and Ajay, Tony and Atul Gupta?”

Mulaudzi said: “I can’t answer that question because it’s confidential. I don’t want to put words into anybody’s mouth and I’m not going to talk about issues that are under investigation.”

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