Michael Masutha

Justice Minister backs beleaguered NPA head Shaun Abrahams

Justice Minister Michael Masutha said he has “full confidence” in chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams and he had supported the 2016 decision to bring charges against then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan – a move that knocked the rand but was reversed two weeks later. Abrahams had been accused by opposition parties and[…]

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Walus still shows no remorse for Hani: Masutha

Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus has not shown enough remorse for murdering the SACP leader, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday. Giving reasons for his refusal to grant Walus parole, shortly after a media briefing in Pretoria, Masutha said paroling the convicted murderer would be pointless, as he “still[…]

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South Africa’s ICC exit imminent

Government has begun the process of officially pulling out of the International Criminal Court. Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has introduced the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act Repeal Bill. The Justice committee in Parliament will now call for public comments on the bill, before it[…]

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Wait for February for Nkandla answers: Minister

Justice Minister Michael Masutha refused to entertain questions on the Nkandla upgrades on Wednesday. The minister was asked in Parliament by DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach whether he would advise President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the money used for upgrades at his homestead. She was asking in light[…]

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Masutha to make decision on Oscar petition

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will consider a petition by an NGO opposing Oscar Pistorius’s release together with a legal opinion, and make a decision before Friday, his spokesperson said on Tuesday. “The minister will make a decision after he has considered the petition, before Friday. That petition goes together with[…]

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Private group lays charges against Zuma, Masutha

Charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice have been laid against President Jacob Zuma and Justice Minister Michael Masutha over the R17m payout to former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana, Accountability Now director Paul Hoffman said. The civil complaint was laid at Ocean View police[…]

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Shaik wants normal parole

Six years after convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik was released on medical parole, apparently terminally ill, he has applied for ordinary parole, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha said on Monday. The department had received correspondence from the medical parole advisory board in which “offender Shaik” had asked for his[…]

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