Johannesburg - Political parties have welcomed the appointment of Willie Hofmeyr as head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU), saying he will help in pursuing those involved in state capture and corruption.
Hofmeyr served in the AFU for several years until he was moved in 2015 by former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams.
It emerged yesterday that NPA boss Shamila Batohi has reappointed Hofmeyr. The DA, the IFP, the ACDP and Cope said Hofmeyr’s return would strengthen the fight against state capture and corruption.
DA spokesperson on justice Glynnis Breytenbach said Hofmeyr had a lot of experience in the unit. “He had a lot of successes in the AFU. I think we need someone with his experience.”
IFP national spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said it also welcomed Hofmeyr’s appointment.