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E Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane instructs his lawyers to stop Hawks investigation – SABC News

The Premier of the Eastern Cape, Oscar Mabuyane, has filed a discover of movement within the Bhisho High Court in opposition to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, the Hawks, and the Minister of Police.

The courtroom motion comes within the wake of a Hawks investigation in opposition to the Eastern Cape Premier.

Mabuyane needs the courtroom to rule that the refusal by the Hawks to present him with the data in its investigation file, be put aside and that the investigation in opposition to him stop and be declared illegal and unconstitutional.

Mabuyane needs the courtroom to hear his application on the nineteenth of October if no discover of intention to oppose is filed.

Mabuyane stuffed supporting paperwork questioning the jurisdiction of the Free State division of the Hawks investigating an Eastern Cape primarily based case and he believes there’s a political drive behind the investigation.

Mabuyane’s authorized consultant, Ngqiqo Sakhela says Mabuyane is exercising his constitutional rights and the Hawks should present him with the data he requests as per the settlement between them which isn’t being honoured.

“There is a problem with this whole situation in light of the resolution of the ANC. If you are charged you must step aside, there is a huge prejudice taking place. If you are a suspect and your constitutional rights are suppressed you must go to court so that you vindicate your rights.”

Sakhela provides: “If you read the papers before court there are no specific allegations as to who alleged what, there is nothing suggesting he committed a specific crime. The only thing said is that he committed fraud, corruption and money laundering without placing on record who approached the Hawks, what information is placed with the Hawks so he can answer properly.”

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