Judge Zak Yacoob’s big adventure: unravelling the tight knot of corruption at the NPA

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Aug 5th, 2014

Retired Constitutional Court Judge, Zak Yacoob, might find that navigating a clear path through the subterfuge and intrigue that has plagued the NPA over the past few years might be a lot like hacking through thick Amazonian undergrowth. But one thing is clear: much of the rot can be traced back to former police commissioner Jackie’s Selebi’s tenure and attempts to help him escape justice. Last week, as the NPA undertook to charge Lawrence Mrwebi, former head of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit, Prince Mokotedi, head of the Integrity Management Unit resigned. MARIANNE THAMM tracks some of the convoluted back-story.

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