A possible NPA scandal
National Prosecuting Authority chief executive Marion Sparg and her entire executive management team face charges of tender-rigging and corruption. The Sunday Times reports that all members of the NPA’s tender committee will also be hauled before a disciplinary inquiry this week for tender misconduct. The committee has powers to handle tenders of up to five-million rand. One of the people facing charges is the head of the NPA’s Integrity Management Unit, the statutory watchdog set up to investigate the conduct of the Scorpions and NPA employees.
Sparg, a well-known former Umkhonto weSizwe freedom fighter, is in charge of all corporate and financial services in the NPA. She reports to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli. The alleged transgressions took place during the era of the previous national director, Bulelani Ngcuka.