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NPA backs the Hawks into state capture probe

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says the task team has been put in place to guide the Hawks regarding the investigation into allegations of state capture.

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The NPA is National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa.

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The NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku says: “We need to have prosecutors on board who guide, not to lead the investigation. Prosecutors can’t investigate because once we investigate, you’re opening yourself up to become a witness.

Mfaku added that prosecutors should be brought on board to guide the probe into the state capture allegations.

He says the authorities will make guidelines in this matter and gathered relevant information.

“Now they are guiding to make sure that what’s gathered is relevant and admissible but not investigated.”