Tebogo Msimanga |
The Democratic Alliance on Wednesday laid criminal charges, requesting that the ANC, ‘that has acted like a criminal syndicate’, be investigated for systemic and calculated racketeering activities over a multitude of years.
In March 2019, the DA wrote to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, requesting that the ANC be investigated for systemic and calculated fraud, racketeering, corruption, looting of public money and related offences over the past two decades.
DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone said more than three years later, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has taken no visible action to investigate the ANC for these crimes. “But now, we have the evidence procured by the Zondo Commission, justifying such an investigation and such a charge”.
Mazzone said for the Zondo Commission to have any credibility in the eyes of ordinary South Africans, criminal charges, arrests and prosecutions must now follow.