The sad case of Kgori Capital

The Court of Appeal recently delivered a ruling in terms of which it arrested gross abuse of office and power by the trinity of the Office of the President (OP), the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC). I say OP advisedly, because that is where, according to those of us clåçose to the case, the prosecution is directed.

The DPP is simply acting under dictation from the grand office, which is on a high octane campaign to punish everyone formerly associated with the former regime’s key functionaries and suspected to have benefitted from corruption. Not unexpectedly, they hedged their bets. Not willing to rock the political boat and to expose their backs, they spared their own corrupt functionaries many of whom are in the very OP. Some such, are even directing the proceedings from behind the scenes.

In the case under reference, the DCEC and the DPP harassed and defamed a 100 percent citizen owned and home grown company, Kgori Capital (Pty) Ltd purely on a vindictive hunch that they committed some crimes. The same institution even summoned the company’s directors before court to answer to a set of laughable criminal charges of money laundering and racketeering.

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