‘Court capture’ crusader says FIC Bill is in breach of Constitution

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President Jacob Zuma.
President Jacob Zuma.

Cape Town – A legal reform campaigner that is fighting what he terms “court capture” has told Parliament that the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Amendment Bill is in breach of the Constitution.  

The view by campaigner Justin Lewis forms part of his submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, who called for submissions regarding the controversial bill.

Lewis, who started human rights lobby group Casisa to tackle corruption in South Africa’s courts, said he is specifically opposed to Section 45 B(1C) of the bill, which would allow FIC inspectors to conduct warrantless searches under specific situations.

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