Advocate Shamila Bathohi was appointed as the new National Director of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Tuesday by President Cyril Ramaphosa following a strenuous interview process conducted live on TV.
However, Bathohi is not new to the NPA, she is a former Director of Public Prosecutions in KwaZulu Natal and a senior legal advisor at the International Criminal Court.
Speaking to Xolani Gwala on #702Breakfast, Co-Chairperson of the Law Society of South Africa Mvuzo Notyesi says he believes that Bathohi has the hardest job in South Africa.
The state of the NPA, as you read cases and judgements in courts, it portrays an awkward state of affairs. A state where there are total divisions, where you sense the existence of factions, it is an institution that is directionless.— Mvuzo Notyesi, Co-Chairperson of the Law Society of South Africa
He adds that Bothohi needs to bring credibility and stability to that office.
Listen below to the full interview: