Johann Krog, MPP
Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature
The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal can today confirm that the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) and KZN Economic Development MEC, Mike Mabuyakhulu, have entered a notice of opposition in response to a DA court application filed on Monday, 6 May.
Both the NPA and Mr Mabuyakhulu filed notices on Friday last week to oppose the DA’s application for the NPA’s record of decision to drop charges in the Amigo’s case. Former co-accused, KZN Speaker, Peggy Nkonyeni has not done so to date.
The move comes after the NPA, in September 2012, denied a DA Public Access to Information application (PAIA) for the record of decision leading to charges of fraud and racketeering being dropped against the pair – both prominent ANC politicians in the province. This, after they were originally charged with being part of a multi-million rand water purification scandal.
In terms of the procedure, the NPA and Mr Mabuyakhulu now have 15 working days – from Monday of this week – to file their opposing affidavits. This will take us through to the week of the 24th June. The DA expects a trial date to be set at this point.