Political Desk: The NPA have failed dismally- political analyst

Political analyst professor Tinyiko Maluleke has called out the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) what he says is its 'lazy' approach to its work.

It's after the High Court in Bloemfontein set aside the R250-million preservation order the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) had obtained against several Gupta companies, their directors, and three free state government employees.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa on the Political Desk, Professor Maluleke says there is evidence of a fight back from people associated with the Guptas.

READ: Guptas get cash, Lamborghinis, helicopter (worth R250m) back after victory

I heard their spokesperson says this not the end of the road, but when the road doesn't begin, what do you call it?

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, political analyst

READ: High Court sets aside Hawks preservation order against Guptas

This was an important opening bet for them [the NPA]. They chose it, no one told them to go this way and they have failed dismally.

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, political analyst

Moving to the ANC...Professor Maluleke says the President is trying to 'follow all the rules' when it comes to appointing a new Premier for the North West.

Three names initially proposed by the PEC were rejected by the party's National Executive Committee.

Maluleke says the constitution of the ANC requires the PECto submit three names to the NEC, which then decides who is appointed.

READ: ANC NEC to consult further on N West premier appointment

All three names ,we are told, were pro-Mahumapelo and it was felt by a majority in the NEC that those people would not solve the problem in the North West.

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, political analyst

Listen to what Professor Maluleke says about the Cosatu-Saftu meeting...


This article first appeared on 702 : Political Desk: The NPA have failed dismally- political analyst


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