WATCH: Abrahams questioned on Eskom state capture issues



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PARLIAMENT – The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services and the Portfolio Committee on Police met on Wednesday to be briefed by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on progress and remaining challenges in the prosecution of state capture cases.



Shaun Abrahams, the National Director of Public Prosecutions, and Hawks acting Head Lt General Yolisa Matakata will be presenting to the committee.They will be followed by Dr Ben Ngubane, who will discuss state capture issues related to Eskom and other parastatals.



The Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation will also attend the meeting.

Speaking to the committee, Abrahams said the probe into state capture at state owned Enterprises was progressing well. He said that while a lot more work still needed to be done, he was confident of the NPA's abilities.



Abrahams said that the Hawks and the NPA were working together on the state capture investigations. 

He denied there were undue delay when it came to investigating the Estina dairy farm.



But he accused Matakata of 'throwing him under the bus'.

DA MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach said Abrahams's attack on Matakata was disgraceful. She also asked Abrahams whether he had given instruction that no investigation into Trillian should proceed until after the ANC elective congress.



Matakata responded, saying she never blamed the NPA for case delays, but she affirmed that they ha delayed in approving Estina Dairy project suspects.

At the time she told the committee she didn’t understand why, because the Hawks finalised their investigation in 2017, but suspects were only arrested in February 2018.














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