Oct 18

Fishrot accused Hatuikulipi suffers another blow in court

An application by one of the Fishrot suspects, former Investec Asset Management managing director, James Hatuikulipi, challenging a restraint order by the Prosecutor General, Martha Imalwa, was dismissed with costs in the High Court. On Tuesday Judges Herman Oosthuizen and Collins Parker made the dismissal order and subsequently removed the matter from the court roll. Hatuikulipi constitutionally challenged provisions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. Imalwa in November 2020 successfully applied for the order, freezing the bank accounts and properties of the suspects in the high ranking corruption scandal. According to Hatuikulipi, the restraint order violated his rights to be presumed innocent until found guilty.