NPA fails to deal with R7.8bn in Covid-19 corruption

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has failed to deal with all but one of the 386 criminal referrals stemming from R7.8-billion in Covid-19 procurement corruption unearthed by the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) graft investigation. 

According to the SIU’s consolidated Covid-19 graft report, which was released by the presidency on Tuesday, the NPA has not even assigned a prosecutor to 114 of the 386 criminal referrals the unit made to the prosecuting authority, with cases dating as far back as October 2020.  

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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