The National Prosecuting Authority has committed to update the city of Johannesburg by Friday this week on whether it will prosecute a number of serious cases of criminality uncovered by the city’s anti-corruption unit.
This follows an earlier directive by the Gauteng Director of the Public Prosecution, Adv. Andrew Chauke, that the outstanding investigations into these matters be finalised by 30 April 2019.
City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba wrote to Adv. Chauke and head of National Prosecuting Authority Adv. Shamila Batohi, stating that the city eagerly awaits their decision.
Mashaba also expressed his disappointment at what appears to be yet another delay in the prosecution of these serious cases of the corruption.
“The city is doing everything possible to end the theft of public money and property in Johannesburg and we are determined to see justice in these serious cases of corruption,” he said in a statement issued on twitter.
Since this multi-party government entered office, over 4000 cases of alleged corruption have been opened and are being investigated by the city. These investigations total R24 billions of public funds.
To date, over 60 cases of serious criminality has been uncovered through these forensic investigations. Despite criminal charges being laid with the police, the city has seen little to no movement on these matters.