MTN offices raided by Hawks after bribery allegations

DURBAN - The offices of mobile carrier MTN were raided by the Hawks because of the investigation into the conflict between MTN and Turkcell.

The offices of the MTN's law firm Webber Wentzel were also raided by the investigative unit.

In a Fin24 article, the spokesman for the Hawks Hangwani Mulaudzi said that that the raids took place on Friday and they seized documents and equipment from MTN and it's law firms.

According to Mulaudzi, the Hawks serious corruption investigation and the priority crime and specialised investigations units handled the search and seizure raid on allegations of foreign bribery.

Mulaudzi said that the objective was to acquire documentation that related to the deal and seize equipment that is connected to the matter.

MTN's law firm Webber Wentzel said in a statement that as a law firm they are professionally prohibited from providing any third party with information that pertains to their clients' matters.

The law firm said that they are checking the lawfulness of the warrant and its execution by the Hawks' various grounds including legal privilege.

Webber Wentzel has made sure that the documents and information that was seized will be kept by an independent third party that

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