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February 2022
Dublin, Ireland

Nkululeko Christopher Ndzengu
Regional Head, Asset Forfeiture Unit at National Prosecution Authority (South Africa)


The AFU, in the National Prosecution Authority of SA (NPA), implements both criminal and civil asset forfeiture law contained in the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 (POCA), making use of Motion Proceedings. It targets both proceeds of unlawful activities and instruments used in crime, the proceeds of which are deposited into a fund (CARA) used to bolster law enforcement and/or pay victims of underlying crime thereby following the notion that crime does not pay.    

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Regional Head – Eastern Cape Province since July 2012, managing civil litigation in Magistrate’s, High Court, SCA & CC with 25 staff members in Port Elizabeth, East London and Mthatha offices under supervision. 

Acting Regional Head – Central Region (i.e. Bloemfontein, Kimberly and Mmabatho offices) of Asset Forfeiture Unit; from May 2010 – June 2012, managing civil litigation in Magistrate’s, High Court, SCA & CC with 15 staff members under supervision.

I joined the AFU in March 2003 as a Senior State Advocate (having practiced in Grahamstown as an Attorney for 8 years since 1994).

From August 2007 I acted as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and from February 2009 to date appointed as a Deputy.

Agenda Sessions

  • When fraud strikes: the battle of the regulator v. insolvency practitioner


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