The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) new investigative directorate will not only deal with revelations from the commission of inquiry into state capture, but also with offences that arise out of the commissions of inquiry into both the SA Revenue Service (Sars) and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). This is according to a proclamation President Cyril Ramaphosa signed on Tuesday and submitted to parliament on Wednesday. Ramaphosa made the fight against corruption and restoring credibility to the NPA priorities when he took over from Jacob Zuma. The directorate will also deal with the common-law offences of fraud, forgery and uttering, theft and “any offences involving dishonesty”. It will also deal with statutory offences, as well as any “serious, high-profile or unlawful activities” that include, but are not limited to, those being revealed in evidence given at the commissions. The proclamation, which is expected to be gazetted on Friday, officially establishes the dir...

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