KZN speaker, MEC arrest warrants stay

2011-07-14 22:24

Cape Town - The warrants of arrest for two senior ANC leaders in KwaZulu-Natal will be executed soon and there is no intention to cancel them at any stage, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday.

The NPA was commenting on the process for the execution of warrants of arrest for KwaZulu-Natal economic development and tourism MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu and Speaker of the legislature Peggy Nkonyeni.

Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in KwaZulu-Natal Simphiwe Mlotshwa's signing of the two warrants of arrests on July 4 followed ongoing discussions by the prosecuting team, the police, and the office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) on the assessment of the evidence uncovered and those involved, it said in a statement.

"A decision was made that arrests could be made on those against whom evidence was clearer.

"On the other individuals, an analysis of the evidence and discussion thereof would continue," the NPA said.

However, it was then decided that the other individuals should be arrested.

The NDPP requested the police to hold back the execution of the warrants to enable the prosecuting team to prepare the relevant charge sheet.

This was being done and was expected to be finalised in the next couple of days.

Legally enforceable

"As soon as that process is completed the prosecuting team will brief the NDPP after which an appropriate statement will be issued.

"It should be noted that in law a warrant of arrest remains in force until it is executed or cancelled.

"These warrants remain legally enforceable and will be executed soon and there is no intention to cancel them at any stage," the NPA said.

Mabuyakhulu and Nkonyeni face fraud and corruption charges relating to a R1m "donation" paid by South American businessman Gaston Savoi to the ANC in 2007 in exchange for a R45m government tender.

It is alleged that normal tender processes were bypassed to award a tender to Savoi's company Intaka to supply water purification plants to hospitals and clinics in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mabuyakhulu was the ANC's provincial treasure and Nkonyeni was the health MEC when the deal was concluded.

  • myancmyfutur - 2011-07-14 22:47

    Let the law take its course

      OZNOB - 2011-07-15 00:01

      IF YOU DO SOMETING WRONG OR ILLEGAL YOU WILL END UP IN THE CHOOKIE. pity they were not arrested and dealt with as fast as the person who burnt down the anc building in natal.

      DJI - 2011-07-15 07:47

      I think this is another job for super chimp,

  • Sinudeity - 2011-07-14 23:08

    Yeah, let the law take its course. Which of course means that the comrades have to be taken to court.

      Frungy - 2011-07-15 04:59

      Not just taken to court Sinudeity, but also, if they're found guilty, sent to prison. This is the bit where the ANC normally falls down, they're okay with going to court (provided they're allowed bail and can chill out at home), but when they're found guilty the punishment never matches the crime and they get away with a tiny fine.

      Creeky - 2011-07-15 08:00

      Yeppp they will go to court.... along with "MORAL SUPPORT" from the ANCYL, COSATU and the SACP, and turn it into an ANC RALLY on the steps of the court! South Africa is truely a BANANA REPUBLIC and you are SCREWED!!!!!!

      Azizi - 2011-07-15 08:32

      Creeky you are the biggest banana in the fruit bowl.

  • IBI - 2011-07-15 00:44

    Issued on 4 July; why not executed yet? Brilliant productivity and efficiency.

      wv - 2011-07-15 07:18

      If this were you or me we would be in jail. these anc criminals will be promoted.

      Douglas Hendry - 2011-07-15 07:46

      "We cannot execute the warrants as someone has stolen/borrowed our police car!

      OZNOB - 2011-07-15 07:52


      Darter - 2011-07-15 09:55

      Maybe you should TRY reading the article again, which clearly states why they haven't executed them yet. Just a suggestion.....

  • braamc - 2011-07-15 07:04

    Above the law, thieving politicians. The people must burn this country.

  • bill - 2011-07-15 07:47

    You or I would have been arrested ages ago. It must be tough for Cele to act against his fellow criminals.

  • McDaNife - 2011-07-15 08:07

    The report said "two senior ANC leaders in KwaZulu-Natal will be executed soon' Wow!

  • DeonL - 2011-07-15 11:02

    Police have a nasty way of arresting people on a Friday so they have to stay in jail for the weekend. If they (the 2 people ANC members) are clever they should leave town and only come back on Monday.

  • murdie99 - 2011-07-15 11:22

    Nothing new hear!!! Countless MEC's have been named and shamed but whether they actually face any formal charges in unlikely!!! They can act, steal, plunder and do as they please without fear of prosection

      rlmbennett - 2011-10-29 15:12

      ....named....okayyy, shamed,.....what is that?....

  • Siyabonga - 2011-07-15 12:46

    I think the NPA has made anather blander here,how can you issue a arrest warrant hence your investigation is not complete yet? for me i think the investigation should be completed to all the suspects and than arrest them,cos now the suspects have something to cling on that proper investigations and arresting busness was against human rights.On the other hand I will be disappointed at the MEC Mabuyakhulu for me I respected the man.

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