Savoi: courts agree he’s free to travel

2011-10-22 00:00

CORRUPTION accused Gaston Savoi’s proposed business trip to Germany, Argentina and Brazil today has been sanctioned by courts in both Pietermaritzburg and Kimberley where he faces separate trials involving serious multiple allegations of racketeering, corruption, fraud and money laundering.

Savoi’s attorney, George van Niekerk, of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc, welcomed the decisions by the courts in a statement yesterday.

He said concerns raised on behalf of Savoi about the approach adopted by the state in the matter were vindicated by the judgment of Pietermaritzburg Regional Court magisrate Chris van Vuuren. The magistrate condemned the conduct of Colonel Clarence Jones of the Hawks who defied two prior court orders and unlawfully prevented Savoi from going to Angola on business.

“Various courts have pronounced adversely over the past year on the conduct of the public prosecutors and the investigating officers in this matter.

“We have been concerned from the outset about the way in which the prosecution has been conducted, and the integrity of the process.

“This is the strongest condemnation yet by the courts of the conduct of the NPA and the Hawks,” said Van Niekerk.

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