On this edition of “Law Focus” we’re discussing Bank Fraud and the Constitution. We unpack the implications of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebanes’ leaked preliminary report stating that the government should recoup more than R2 billion from Absa. Various investigations and commissions have concluded that the ‘lifeboats’ received by Bankorp in 1992 were in fact illegal, but no remedial action has been taken thus far. What position does our constitution take in this regard?
We unpack this with producer and presenter of the controversial documentary Project Spear: Stolen Billions, Lies and Spies-Sylvia Vollenhoven, activist and civil society research associate at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation-Hennie van Vuuren and Ayabonga Cawe who is Economic Justice Program Manager at Oxfam South Africa.
This edition of Law Focus is produced by Xoli Matomela and presented by Nyiko Shikwambane