Retired judge to watch over Hawks

2013-10-17 20:48
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa (Picture: Sapa)

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa (Picture: Sapa)

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Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has appointed retired Judge Essa Moosa to attend to complaints against the Hawks.

His main functions wound include receiving and investigating complaints from the public about the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), ministerial spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said on Thursday.

Moosa would also receive and investigate complaints from members of the Hawks "who can provide evidence of any improper influence or interference whether of a political or any other nature exercised upon him or her regarding the conducting of an investigation".

"The appointment of retired Justice Moosa will contribute to ensuring that the DPCI executes its mandate in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution," said Mnisi.

"Organised crime, serious economic and transnational crimes as well as corruption, undermine our democracy and have a negative impact on society."

The former Western Cape High Court judge was appointed with immediate effect.

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