'Corruption cases take time,' says NPA as Siyabonga Gama appears in court

Clement Manyathela speaks to Investigating directorate national spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka about the court appearance.

Former Transnet Group CEO, Siyabonga Gama (third from left), and his co-accused appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on 27 May 2022 following their arrest on the same day. Picture: Nkosikhona Duma/Eyewitness News

The National Prosecuting Authorities (NPA) says the arrest of former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama is as a result of collaboration between them and the Hawks.

Gama is appearing in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court with four others including Transnet's former acting group CFO Gerry Peter and ex-group treasurer Phetolo Ramosebudi on fraud, corruption and money laundering charges.

Clement Manyathela speaks to Investigating directorate national spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka.

These arrests come from years of investigations between the Hawks and the NPA Investigating Directorate. The arrest took place this morning, the accused were asked to hand themselves over at the Brackendowns Police Station.

Sindisiwe Seboka, Investigating directorate national spokesperson - National Prosecuting Authority

What I can definitely say to South Africans is that corruption cases by and large are cases that are lengthy in nature and that is not entirely the fault of the NPA but sometimes the delay tactics from the opposition.

Sindisiwe Seboka, Investigating directorate national spokesperson - National Prosecuting Authority

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