Spotlight on economic crimes at Tribunal hearings

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The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa will open its first hearings on Saturday at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

People’s Tribunals have been led by citizens and civil society for over four decades to address human rights abuses and war crimes in many contexts, including Palestine and Indonesia.

The South African People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime will be the first tribunal of its kind to focus primarily on economic crimes.

Organiser of the Tribunal, Alfred Tshabalala says the Tribunal alerts people of corruption and things that happen around South Africa which are currently not in the public eye.

“Once the public is aware of what is going on they are able to challenge these things and attend to them which is why we alert them.”

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