NPA Must Explain 🔉 Why It Failed 👀 to Prosecute Cases, Including Bosasa - SIU

  |   Sanews

The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) is turning up the heat on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), demanding answers about all the cases it has failed to prosecute since 2007.

The cases include a damning investigation into facilities management company Bosasa, the SIU has confirmed.

In 2009, the SIU referred a report on four tenders awarded to Bosasa by the Department of Correctional Services, worth more than R1.5bn, to the NPA.

The report found that Bosasa had bribed former prisons boss Linda Mti and the department's chief financial officer Patrick Gillingham to win the tenders but, nearly a decade later, the NPA has still not taken any action.

Last year, the NPA confirmed that a new team of advocates had been appointed and the matter was now at an advanced stage.

Following a report by News24, published in City Press on Sunday, that detailed how top ANC MP Vincent Smith received cash and gifts from Bosasa amounting to at least R800 000 in the past three years, the SIU is looking to engage with the NPA on numerous cases it referred for prosecution that have been left to gather dust.

Bosasa, which changed its name last year to African Global Operations, has won tenders worth more than R10bn from Airports Company SA - as well as the correctional services, home affairs and social development departments - since 2003.

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