If you’re wondering when the next big state capture arrest is going to be, you may not have to wait much longer.
The head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigating Directorate, advocate Andrea Johnson, says her department is going to make good on its promise to enrol nine “seminal” state capture corruption cases well before the end of the year.
Johnson was speaking at News24’s On the Record Summit yesterday and said that South Africa could expect more arrests by the end of September.
Who do you think it’s going to be?
Another speaker, Eskom CEO André de Ruyter, expressed full confidence in the NPA cracking down on culprits who plundered the power utility.
When asked if De Ruyter was winning the battle against pervasive corruption at Eskom, he said: “To quote Churchill, ‘It is the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end’.”
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|State capture scoundrels beware, corruption buster Andrea Johnson is coming for you next|
|The story: News24 hosted its first On The Record Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday, and Investigating Directorate boss advocate Andrea Johnson vowed that more arrests related to state capture charges are on the cards for September.|
More details: While Eskom CEO André de Ruyter expressed confidence in law enforcement authorities clamping down on corruption, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said he has little faith in ANC MPs using their power to stop state capture from gripping the country once more.
What else: De Ruyter said he met with Johnson and Batohi to share information to expedite the process of bringing culprits to book.
|Phala Phala: How the ghost of Zuma’s ‘pay back the money’ session has come back to haunt the ANC|
|The story: The Presidency and ANC are doubling down on their claim that President Cyril Ramaphosa answered a question on Phala Phala in the National Assembly on Tuesday.|
What’s next: An additional question session will be arranged to allow the supplementary questions, which weren’t posed to Ramaphosa on Tuesday evening, to be asked and answered.
The background: In the end, it was the ghost of the Fifth Parliament’s infamous “pay back the money!” session which came back to haunt the ANC, creating the precedent for a rescheduled session.
|Corruption ‘normalised’ at Eskom, but sending people to prison will help – De Ruyter|
|The story: Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says he still battles corruption at the power utility, particularly in procurement processes.|
What else: He believes instituting more control measures won’t solve the problem, successful prosecutions will.
More details: More arrests and successful prosecutions will signal to criminals they can’t continue their operations, he says.