SA and UAE sign extradition treaty

You can run to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but you simply cannot cover.

This, soon after South Africa and the UAE signed treaties on extradition and mutual legal aid in legal issues, the justice ministry said on Wednesday.

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha and his UAE counterpart, Sultan Saeed Al Badi, signed the treaties in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

The UAE is designed up of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah and the preferred small business and tourism hub, Dubai.

Dubai has typically showcased in reports emanating from the #GuptaLeaks, which have revealed that the Gupta siblings and their near associates have amassed firms and qualities in the UAE.

Previous president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane also set up a home there due to the fact February 2018 and conducts small business there.

In a assertion, the justice department said negotiations around the treaty in between the two nations around the world started in February 2010.

Media liaison Mukoni Ratshitanga said the settlement coated areas these types of as torture and South Africa’s opposition to the demise penalty.

“The treaties will help the two nations around the world to aid each individual other in the investigation and prosecution of crimes through mutual legal aid and the extradition of fugitives.

The Department of Justice is at this time negotiating related treaties with Brazil, Mozambique and Cuba.

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