COMPLAINT - ACC
How we handle Complaint and Investigate
How we receive complaints
- The ACC receives oral or written complaints from members of the public and other institutions
- Some members of the public prefer to report anonymously or request that their identities be protected.
- Complaints may be submitted in person to any of the offices of the ACC, or telephonically or by post, email, fax or by registering a complaint on this website.
- Once a complaint is received, an assessment is carried out to determine if the matter falls within the mandate of the ACC.
How we investigate
- If the matter is found to be relevant to the ACC mandate, a preliminary investigation is carried out to enable the director-general to make a decision on whether the matter warrants an investigation.
- If, after an investigation, it appears to the director-general that a corrupt practice offence under Chapter 4 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2003, (Act No 8 of 2003), or any other offence discovered during the investigation has been committed, the director-general must refer the matter and all relevant information and evidence assembled by the ACC in connection with the matter to the prosecutor-general.
- The power to prosecute is a constitutional authority that vests in the prosecutor-general.