The Hawks have refused to commit to when they will be taking action against the Gupta family and have them returned to South Africa to face the music regarding their implication in state capture
The Hawks have remained steadfast in their refusal to commit to a time frame for their action against the notorious Gupta family and have them brought back to South Africa to face the allegations against them.
However, the unit has said it will be strengthening its investigation in the situation, adding that it will only be headed to court once the investigation has been concluded.
At that point in time, the Hawks will execute the extradition treaty through the National Prosecuting Authority.
The infamous family is rumoured to be in Dubai after leaving South Africa in early 2018. They had fled the country prior to the Hawks and other enforcement groups raiding their estate in Johannesburg.
Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, the spokesperson for the Hawks, has said that they will be concluding the investigation before the extradition can take place.
“When you take a case to court you must have everything,”
According to Mulaudzi, the unit wants to ensure they cover all perspectives of the case before taking it further.
“The rule of specialty, in terms of international law, says you cannot extradite any person to investigate. You extradite to prosecute. It means your investigation must be complete and there must be no additional charges when you bring those people to court,”
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