Ministers Assure President of Action

President Jacob Zuma has been assured by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko that they are attending to the matters relating to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks).

With regards to the Hawks, the Minister of Police has informed the President that he has to act on certain reports alleging wrongdoing on the part of some senior officials.

Minister Nhleko has assured the President that he would ensure that due process is followed when dealing with the matter.

The two Ministers have also assured the President that they are attending to the matters relating to the executive managers at the NPA and the issues that have played out in the public domain.

There have been allegations in the media that the President is not acting on a report by retired Judge Zak Yacoob. According to the Presidency, the President did not commission an investigation by Judge Yacoob and as such, he has not received the said report.

The matter relating to the inquiry into the fitness of the National Director for Public Prosecutions to hold office is also being attended to, the Presidency said.

“Government will ensure that confidence in the Justice Crime Prevention and Security Cluster remains solid and that the Cluster continues with the critical task of fighting crime and corruption and ensuring the safety and security of the public,” the Presidency said on Tuesday.

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