AfriForum launched its Anti-corruption Unit in cooperation with Paul O’Sullivan, Forensic Investigator and certified Fraud Examiner, at a media conference in Centurion today. The civil rights organisation has long recognised the fact that systemic corruption could bring any country to its knees and therefore decided to take this opportunity to expose how the criminal justice system had been captured by the underworld.
“The very institutions who have been entrusted to uphold our codes of law and protect us from crime, have instead been infiltrated by criminals with badges who have decided to rather form partnerships with the underworld. Now corrupt politicians can satisfy their own greed with total impunity, being held above the law. Instead of protecting South Africans, they have become the enemy of South Africans and have abandoned their oaths of office and pledges to abide by the Constitution,” said Monique Taute, Head of AfriForum’s Anti-corruption Unit.
Taute and her team will among other play a coordinating role to identify corruption by senior officials, have it examined by experienced investigators, ensuring that criminal charges are brought and applying pressure to ensure prosecution by exposing corruption in public and running public campaigns against corruption.
“Working closely with Paul O’Sullivan, we plan on eradicating corruption by focusing on worthy cases and litigating against the State to force the State to comply with its responsibility to put criminals behind bars,” she explained.
At the public launching of their Anti-corruption Unit, AfriForum and O’Sullivan exposed how one criminal from the Czech Republic had been able to penetrate almost every organ of State, which had enabled him to unleash a crime wave the likes of which the country had never seen before.
AfriForum and O’Sullivan then provided proof to the media of Radovan Krejcir’s collusive and corrupt dealings with people like Lt Gen. Vinesh Moonoo, Maj. Gen. Joey Mabasa, Magistrate Stephan Holzen and Lt Gen. Richard Mdluli. The documents included a letter from Krejcir’s attorney that was sent to Andrew Chauke, the Director of Public Prosecutions in Gauteng, in which Krejcir offers to give evidence against these persons, as well as affidavits from witnesses which corroborate Krejcir’s offer to come clean.
AfriForum also sent letters on Tuesday on behalf of O’Sullivan to Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa, and advocate Shawn Abrahams. The letters provided a summary to bring the evidence to their attention and urged them to use the valuable opportunity to make serious inroads into winning the war on corruption. All documents can be viewed at www.stopkorrupsie.co.za/en/afriforum-launches-its-anti-corruption-unit.
“None of Krejcir’s crimes would have been possible without the assistance and protection of senior officials within the criminal justice system, who, instead of locking him up, colluded with him to commit fraud, corruption, racketeering, robbery and murder, and to defeat the ends of justice. I have opened multiple dockets that contain volumes of prima facie evidence against these senior officials, and yet none of them have to date been brought to book. Instead, I have been attacked in the most unsettling of ways and with considerable State resources,” said Paul O’Sullivan.
According to Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum, the founding of AfriForum’s Anti-corruption Unit had been necessitated by the fact that corruption had spread like a cancer in Jacob Zuma’s government and was quickly bringing the country to its knees. Kriel pointed out that the situation was exacerbated by the fact that the criminal justice system, that was supposed to fight corruption, had instead been infiltrated by criminals. The system was subservient to greedy politicians who only wanted to enrich themselves. “While corrupt politicians and senior officials aren’t prosecuted, state resources are used to prosecute champions in the fight against corruption on trumped-up charges, such as Paul O’Sullivan and Pravin Gordhan,” Kriel added.
According to Kriel, the establishing of AfriForum’s Anti-corruption Unit was the first step in AfriForum’s fight against corruption. The organisation currently plans the second step, namely to establish a private prosecuting unit to prosecute corrupt officials who are being protected by the NPA itself.
AfriForum wants to encourage the public to support the fight against corruption. This can be done by sending an SMS with their name and “Corruption” to 38312 to donate R10 to the anti-corruption fund.
- Evidence attached:
Annexure 1: Radovan Krejcir admits corrupt dealings with senior officials.
Annexure 2: Corrupt dealings between Mabasa and Krejcir.
Annexure 3: Krejcir bribes Magistrate Holzen.
Annexure 4: Letter to Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy President, and NDPP.