DCEC raids newspaper offices

DCEC officers arresting journalists this morning Gazette Newspaper
DCEC officers arresting journalists this morning Gazette Newspaper

Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) officers yesterday raided Gazette newspaper after the Broadhurst Magistrate Court granted them a warrant to search and enter the newspaper’s premises.

The letter dated May 6 2015 reads; “Information having this day being laid before me on oath under section 13/1 of the corruption and economic crime act 1994. “And whereas I am satisfied that they are reasonable grounds for suspecting that evidence of the commission of any of the offences referred to in the Part V of the Corruption and Economic Crime Act- 1994 maybe contained at plot 125/ Sedimosa House- Millennium Park, and any material that would be relevant for purpose of our enquiries being the computer and documents used in publishing the article in question.

“I hereby direct officers of the DCEC, to enter and search such premises or place and seize and detain anything which the authorised officers have reason to believe to be or to contain evidence of any of the offences referred to in Part IV of the corruption and Economic Crime Act, 1994.”

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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