TRC investigation will turn into witch hunt
30 June 2021
The notion to establish a specialist unit whereby the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and The Hawks can investigate, based on a vague set of criteria, crimes from the previous dispensation will turn into a witch hunt.
The FF Plus leader, Dr Pieter Groenewald, addressed written parliamentary questions on the matter to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola. (Complete questions and responses are below)
The criteria, including public interest and requests from family members, that will be used to determine whether cases must be investigated are vague and not based on sound legal principles. It comes down to a witch hunt and it is unacceptable.
Minister Lamola stated, among other things, that a total of 114 cases are being considered and that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) will also be drawn in.