THE SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has threatened to go to court if the police fail to investigate all those implicated in state capture, within the next eight days.
Saftu filed criminal charges of theft, corruption and money laundering at Hillbrow police station on Wednesday.
Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said criminal cases were opened against senior executives of Eskom, Transnet and Trillian Capital Partners, who allegedly mastered the transfer of billions of rand from state entities into the accounts of Guptaowned companies.
He said they had given the police 10 days as of Wednesday, to formally lay charges against those implicated or face being dragged to the courts themselves.
“We are going to take the matter to court if the police do not investigate the case and charge the culprits.
“A law firm has already assisted us to compile the affidavit. We are also going to use the services of the best legal brains in the country to challenge any reluctance to charge those implicated in state capture,” Vavi vowed.
He added that his federation was concerned about the failure of the police to act against state capture, saying their modus operandi was to acknowledge the registration of criminal charges, but no investigations are conducted.
According to Vavi, the dossier they handed to the Hillbrow police was enough for them to conclude their investigations into state capture and to charge and prosecute the suspects.
“Saftu is aware that several criminal charges have already been laid against Trillian and those implicated in their dealings with Eskom and other stateowned entities, but Saftu was laying further charges against Trillian and its directors for criminal activities in its dealings with Eskom and Transnet relating to fraud, theft, corruption and money-laundering.
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