BUSA willing to assist NPA with resources for State Capture prosecutions

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Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) says it is willing to assist the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) with the necessary resources, including private prosecutors, to urgently prepare cases following the release of the first part of the State Capture Commission Report.

BUSA says in a statement that it will engage with the NPA on the matter.

The statement was issued following a special meeting to discuss the report.

It says the recommendations relating to the investigation and prosecution of identified parties must be pursued with urgency and the criminal justice system must allocate the necessary resources to the matter.

BUSA says the dire situation of whistleblowers was also discussed in the special meeting.

Calls for speedy prosecution of those implicated in state capture: 

“Funds lost will not be recovered” 

Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela says while some money that was lost through State Capture has been returned to the State, a lot of the funds will never be regained.

She says South Africa can only contend with the knowledge of how State Capture was imposed in order to avoid a similar occurrence in the future.

The State Capture Commission was established in 2018 by former President Jacob Zuma following recommendations made by Madonsela.

She says in order to get the fullest understanding of how State Capture came to be, the country must await the submission of all the Commission’s reports.

Madonsela provides more details: