Yengeni prompts new alert
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