Dirty money starts from dirty minds

Elsewhere in this publication, we feature an extensive report on the efforts being made through newly-enacted legislation and pressure on the financial services sector to remove the country’s global grey-listing for money laundering.

The new Financial Intelligence Act, which kicked in on September 4, is indeed a comprehensive endeavour to lift the country to international best practice in terms of Anti-Money Laundering/Combatting Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).

The new Act replaces its loophole-ridden predecessor, which was demonstrably ineffective as seen in the fact that almost no money laundering cases ever reached the courts or were successfully prosecuted in the years since its enactment in 2009.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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