JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it "takes note of" the NPA's decision to temporarily appeal the case against the defendant in the case of Eston's fraud, but the opposition party states that the reasons are "at best and utterly unconvincing."
In response to the Central European reports that the $ 750 million dairy case would be temporarily withdrawn, the DA announced that it would accept it with the acting National Prosecutor's Office, Dr. Silas Ramaitem.
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The matter was filed in court next week, but the NPA said it would temporarily withdraw the material matter in R250 million because it was unable to complete the investigation.
The charges include former Oakbay CEO Nazeem Howa, varun Gupta, nephew of the Gupta brothers, Sahara Computers ex-director Ashu Chawla, Estina Kamal Vasram and three Provinces of Peter Thabethe, Sylvia Dlamini and Takisi Masiteng fraud, theft, conspiracy committing fraud and theft.
They were also accused of violating the Public Finance Act, which is contrary to the Companies Act and violates part of the prevention of organized crime.
It turns out that the charges will be canceled on Tuesday, when the allegations appear at a court in Bloemfontein.
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This step criticized the DA, who accused the lack of skills for NPA not concluding its investigation.
"The NPA has no forensic accounting capacity and never had it," said Glynnis Breytenbach, parliament speaker, shadowing the Justice Minister.
Breytenbach, a former NPA prosecutor, added: "This function has always been outsourced to private companies, SAPS [SA Police Service]. This is the SAPS function. The capture of the state is a crime committed against the people of South Africa.
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"The Estina affair is a particularly good example of the impact this phenomenon has on the most vulnerable members of our society.
"The Gupta family and their coworkers are still in the ANC parliamentary benches, in this case literally stolen from the poor to give the rich and get into the pockets of those politically linked to the ANC.
"Allowing those who have contributed to it will be even more serious, sending a message that South Africa is a country in which there is no responsibility for a strong and united political elite and no compensation for those who do not have a financial muscle to a lawsuit."