The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has identified 17 cases that have asset forfeiture potential and have a collective value of R50bn, NPA head Shaun Abrahams says. These cases could be dealt with under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, he told a joint meeting in Parliament of the police and justice and correctional services committees, on Wednesday. The AFU has already obtained two preservation orders in state capture matters — one for R1.6bn in respect of the McKinsey-Trillian agreement and R228m in respect of the Vrede dairy farm in the Free State. Abrahams said there were number of other matters in the process of being finalised so it could be expected that application (for preservation orders) would be brought “within weeks. In fact some of them should have been brought already,” he said. The joint meeting was held to address reported delays by the NPA in finalising state capture cases and challenges it might face in doing so. This f...

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