Yen­geni prompts new alert

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

JUS­TICE of­fi­cials will in fu­ture be re­quired to alert the Com­pa­nies and In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice (Cipro) to high court crim­i­nal con­vic­tions, Jus­tice Min­is­ter Jeff Radebe said yes­ter­day, in re­sponse to a ques­tion about Tony Yen­geni’s il­le­gal di­rec­tor­ships.

No­ti­fi­ca­tion of Yen­geni’s fraud con­vic­tion was not sent to the statu­tory body, as there was “no statu­tory obli­ga­tion” on the jus­tice depart­ment to pass on judg­ments to it, Radebe said in re­ply to a par­lia­men­tary ques­tion from the DA.

It was de­cided at a re­cent meet­ing of re­gional heads of the jus­tice depart­ment, how­ever, that they would be re­quested “to put mea­sures in place to pro­vide Cipro with any re­quired court in­for­ma­tion”.

Yen­geni last month re­signed the di­rec­tor­ships he held in six com­pa­nies af­ter the DA laid charges against him, his jail sen­tence for fraud pre­clud­ing him from that role. – Sapa

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