Reform of the criminal justice administration should be considered: Advocate Paul Hoffman

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Director of Accountability Now, Advocate Paul Hoffman, says following the release of the first batch of the State Capture report, the first consideration should be to reform the criminal justice administration.

He says the new system should be able to investigate crime and corruption that were exposed by the commission.

The first part of the much-anticipated State Capture report was made available on the Presidency’s website on Tuesday night.

The report was officially handed over to President Cyril Ramaphosa by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the Union Buildings.

The first 874-page volume focuses on South African Airways, The New Age and the South African Revenue Services.

Hoffman says there is no will to deal with irregularities from government.

“There is no political will within the criminal justice administration to do what needs to be done and that is the first order of business for Ramaphosa administration, to put matters right and to give us a machinery state that is suitably informed and compliance [with] the standards that have been set by the Constitutional Court,” says Hoffman.

In the video below, acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo hands over the report to President Cyril Ramaphosa:

Law enforcement agencies urged to act on Zondo report

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on law enforcement agencies to immediately act following the release of the first batch of the State Capture report.

It says now the information is available for recommendations from the report to be executed.

DA shadow Justice Minister, Glynnis Breytenbach, says people should be held accountable for state capture.

“The information is available now to be turned into evidence right now … [and] to be dealt with immediately on a very urgent basis by the police, by the National Prosecuting Authority. They [law enforcement agencies] need to get cracking on this information and turn it into evidence and get on dealing with the perpetrators and ensuring that there are consequences,” she adds.