Home Affairs welcomes Western Cape High Court judgment

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 The Department of Home Affairs has welcomed today’s judgment by the Western Cape High Court on the matter relating to the search and seizure of documents at the offices of Craig Smith and Associates.

According to the Department, the search had been executed to seize documents supporting allegations of fraud against Smith who allegedly used his firm to sell work permits. The law firm approached the court to have the search warrants set aside.

Judge Dennis Davis declared the search warrants as invalid but granted the department a preservation order essentially allowing the department to continue with its investigation against Craig Smith and Associates without the risk of destruction of evidence.