OPINION

Hawks raids cannot end with Guptas – Zakhele Mbhele

DA MP says arrests and investigations must be extended to implicated Ministers

Hawks raids cannot end with Guptas and must be extended to implicated Ministers

14 February 2018

The DA welcomes the ongoing reports that the Hawks are swooping in on the Gupta brothers, beginning with an early morning raid on the family compound in Saxonwold.

However, this is 6 months overdue and if any incriminating evidence has been found at the residence, it would be by accident as the compound would likely have been cleared out months ago.

The Gupta brothers must face up to the allegations of corruption and their involvement in the State Capture.

The investigations and action simply cannot end here and must continue to all those implicated, including key Ministers, such as Mosebenzi Zwane, Des van Rooyen, Lynn Brown, David Mahlobo. They too must answer the allegations and be arrested and prosecuted if needs be.

The Hawks must also ensure that ANC Secretary General, Ace Magushule is thoroughly investigated for his alleged role in relation to the Vrede dairy farm project,in which R10m allegedly went directly to Atul Gupta.

Although the wheels of justice have moved slowly until recently, the raids this morning are a step in the right direction. We cannot however lose momentum. The country’s crime-fighting bodies must push ahead to ensure all those implicated in stealing from the people of South Africa are investigated and held accountable.

Issued by Zakhele MbheleDA Shadow Minister of Police, 14 February 2018