Further investigation of Nkandla charges needed
Publish date: 18 May 2017
Issue Number: 116
Diary: Legalbrief Forensic
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) still needs to investigate further before it will decide whether or not to prosecute President Jacob Zuma for corruption relating to Nkandla. News24 reports that this was the response DA leader Mmusi Maimane received to a letter, in which he called on National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams, to explain if he would prosecute Zuma or not. ‘In a responding letter, the acting special director of public prosecutions, Advocate M Govender, refused to give a simple answer as to whether the President will be prosecuted or not, even though the completed investigation has been with the NPA for almost two years now,’ Maimane said. Previously, the Minister of Police told Maimane in a written reply to a parliamentary question that the investigation had been concluded and that the docket was handed to the NDPP on 21 August, 2015 for a decision on prosecution.