by Adv Boitumelo Babuseng, MPL – DA Provincial Spokesperson for Economic Development
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Date: 20 March 2018
Myself and Northern Cape Provincial Leader, Andrew Louw, will visit SAPS in Kimberley on Thursday, 22 March, to find out why we have not yet received a case number for the criminal charges laid in relation to the Flamingo Park Race of 2017.
We brought 89 criminal charges on the 8th of March, which is more than two weeks ago. Case numbers should be allocated to dockets within twenty four hours; yet we are still waiting for the case number in this instance. We find it very disturbing that we have to wait for almost two weeks for a standard protocol to be followed.
We believe in the rule of law and as Members of the Legislature, we have confidence that SAPS will investigate every matter brought to its attention. But we will not allow it if an officer or two thinks that this case can be swept under the carpet. These criminal charges speak to the core of corruption and financial misconduct which robs legitimate entrepreneurs of their chance to grow the provincial economy.
As such, we will not sit idly by, but will use all the mechanisms at our disposal to ensure that those who are liable have their day in court.
Adv Boitumelo Babuseng, MPL
DA Provincial Spokesperson for Economic Development
082 302 2117 / 079 874 6179
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