State capture inquiry: Ramaphosa amends regulations

Johannesburg – Evidence gathered by the State Capture Commission will now be available for use by law enforcement agencies after President Cyril Ramaphosa amended the Commission’s regulations.

The details were gazetted on the government’s website on Tuesday.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the news of the amendment.

“I think this is a huge boost to our efforts to move forward on significant prosecutions so we’re very excited by the amendment finally coming through,” said NPA Investigative Directorate, Hermione Cronje.

Cronje said the NPA has been working on the cases and the amendment will allow the NPA to access staff who are familiar with the case and assist the progression of prosecutions.

Before these amendments, commission employees were bound to secretly and prohibited from sharing any information obtained from their investigations.

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