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DA leader Mmusi Maimane / Image via Twitter: Democratic Alliance

Mmusi Maimane asks Batohi to lay criminal charges against ANC

Maimane lashed out at the ANC in a letter sent to the NPA’s NDPP.

Mmusi Maimane asks Batohi to l

DA leader Mmusi Maimane / Image via Twitter: Democratic Alliance

The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, has implored the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), Shamila Batohi, to lay criminal charges against the African National Congress (ANC).

The calls from Maimane came from a media briefing that was held by the party’s leader, alongside spokesperson Natasha Mazzone and Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, at Parliament in Cape Town, on Wednesday.

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These charges, according to Maimane, are in line with the prevention of organised crime (Poca) Act, which recognises the ruling party as an enterprise.

The alleged crimes committed by the ANC since it came into power in 1994, Maimane said, have, for a long time, displaced South Africans into a state of suffrage “under the scourge of systematic and orchestrated corruption”.

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Evidence submitted by Maimane to Batohi

This is the evidence Maimane has submitted to Batohi in support of his call for a criminal investigation into the ANC as an enterprise:

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Maimane stated in his letter to Batohi that, if anything, the ANC is not a political party but a criminal enterprise.

“More than enough evidence exists to prove that the ANC has been involved in organised crime and racketeering on a grand scale for some twenty years.

“It must be held accountable as an organisation. It is neither logical nor sufficient to only hold individuals within the organisation responsible as if individual acts of wrongdoing are in no way part of a larger, organised, systematised programme of criminality,” he wrote”

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The DA not only wants Batohi to allow justice to prevail by instituting hefty fines against the ruling party for its alleged participation in these crimes but to have people within the organisation arrested and sentenced.