South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has sound the alarm on corruption and mismanagement of the COVID-19 procurement of contracts and funding that was meant to pave the road for recovery from the pandemic. Legal organisations have been called upon to clamp down on corrupt individuals, which so far, are mostly government employees. So how does one trust the very institutions that are meant to repair the country, yet are the same institutions that are hindering growth and recovery? The Attorney General Alliance of Africa and the National Prosecution Authority hosted a discussion this week on this matter and Kim Robinson, Country-Coordinator for AGA-Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
The National Prosecuting Authority is confident in its evidence against the eight VBS Bank accused individuals, Yesterday seven of the eight accused pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud, money laundering and racketeering. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Sipho Ngwema, Spokesperson of the NPA.
This morning seven people were expected to appear in the Palm Ridge magistrates court in Kathlehong Johannesburg for their alleged involvement in stealing billions of rand from small time savers withe VBS Mutual Bank. It is highly likely that the investigation will widen - say insiders. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop filed this report.
Oil Marketing Companies in Ghana have begun applying the revised energy sector levies which has seen an upward adjustment in both diesel and fuel prices. The move follows a directive from Ghana’s National Petroleum Authority (NPA). To discuss this story and its impact, Paa Kwasi Anamua Sakyi, Executive Director at the Institute for Energy Security joins CNBC Africa for more.
Afriforum have announced that the NPA has issued an arrest warrant for former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe.
Advocate Shamila Batohi is the first female and new National Director of Public Prosecutions. President Cyril Ramaphosa chose her over four other people who were shortlisted for this position. It took Ramaphosa just a few weeks to make his decision announcing Batohi as preferred candidate. She had been senior legal advisor to the prosecutor at International Criminal Court and previously employee at NPA in KZN. Joining CNBC Africa for more on this appointment is Professor Mia Swart Research Director at Human Sciences Research Council.
Since its inception in 1998, no prosecutions boss has ever finished a ten year term of office in the NPA. Now with the constitutional court ordering parliament to amend the manner in which the NPA head is appointed, can we really expect that politics won't win out at the end of the day? CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Mfesane Ka-Siboto from the Johannesburg Society of Advocates for more.
Dave Lewis, Executive Director at Corruption Watch speaks to CNBC Africa’s Karabo Letlhatlha about Constitutional Court’s ruling to invalidate Shaun Abrahams’ appointment as the head of the National Prosecuting Authority.