Former senior state prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach said the signing of the proclamation meant to establish an investigating directorate in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will not amount to much if inadequate funds are put in place for its operations. Bulelwa Makeke, the NPA’s head of communications, on Thursday said the prosecuting authority was finalising the establishment of the directorate and would in due course announce the investigating director and how the structure will be constituted. Finance minister Tito Mboweni did not allocate money for the directorate in the 2019-20 budget, and merely said the Treasury and the department of justice would work swiftly to support its establishment. Breytenbach said the directorate was required to investigate racketeering, corruption and fraud on an unprecedented scale and that t such investigations were not only labour intensive, but also very expensive. She said it would be essential to outsource functions such as forensic aud...

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