Attorney General’s Office closely watching on corruption cases

  • Vice-procurador geral da República, Mota Liz
Luanda – Angola’s Attorney General's Office (PGR) is attentive and investigating all reported corruption cases, said Wednesday in Luanda the deputy attorney general Mota Liz.

Some local Media outlets, with stress to Public Television of Angola (TPA) and TV zimbo,  have been showing a series of reports on the illicit enrichment of some Government officials.

Liz was speaking to the press at the National Assembly, on the sidelines of 2021-State budget debate.

He said that PGR is keeping watchful eye on the situation, recalling that some of these cases are already pending, while others will be investigated.

According to the Magistrate, for all public complaints, as long as there is evidence of a crime, the Public Prosecutor's Office should open an investigation.

The official went on saying that the success of the investigation depends on the audacity and the means made available to those investigating the cases.

In addition to Media, every day the police stations receive tipoff on corruption, said the magistrate, who defended the need to improve the methods of investigating and preparing the staff.

Some MPs have praised the Media initiative on presenting cases of corruption.

The main opposition UNITA party’s MP, Joaquim Nafoia, said that, at this point, the most important  is that those involved in the practice of corruption crimes return the embezzled money.

Manuel Fernandes, of CASA-CE, said that  the press are fulfilling their role well".

In turn, João Pinto, from the ruling MPLA party, who criticized this series of reports, argued that journalists should take into account the presumption of innocence of those involved.

Some local Media outlets, with stress to Public Television of Angola (TPA) and TV zimbo,  have been showing a series of reports on the illicit enrichment of some Government officials.

Liz was speaking to the press at the National Assembly, on the sidelines of 2021-State budget debate.

He said that PGR is keeping watchful eye on the situation, recalling that some of these cases are already pending, while others will be investigated.

According to the Magistrate, for all public complaints, as long as there is evidence of a crime, the Public Prosecutor's Office should open an investigation.

The official went on saying that the success of the investigation depends on the audacity and the means made available to those investigating the cases.

In addition to Media, every day the police stations receive tipoff on corruption, said the magistrate, who defended the need to improve the methods of investigating and preparing the staff.

Some MPs have praised the Media initiative on presenting cases of corruption.

The main opposition UNITA party’s MP, Joaquim Nafoia, said that, at this point, the most important  is that those involved in the practice of corruption crimes return the embezzled money.

Manuel Fernandes, of CASA-CE, said that  the press are fulfilling their role well".

In turn, João Pinto, from the ruling MPLA party, who criticized this series of reports, argued that journalists should take into account the presumption of innocence of those involved.