Batohi outlines plans to restore credibility to the NPA

Shamila Batohi has used a briefing introducing the head of the Investigative Directorate at the National Prosecuting Authority as an opportunity to lay out her plans to restore credibility to the NPA.

The national director of public prosecutions spoke of the challenges she faced when she first arrived at the organisation.

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She said that when she came in the situation was far worse than she had ever anticipated.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

However, she's confident that there are hardworking and eager, good prosecutors in the organisation to be able to turn it around.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

During the briefing, both Batohi and investigative directorate head Hermione Cronje spoke of the priority of cleaning up the security sector in order to restore public confidence.

One of the pillars of what she called the 'new NPA' is one of transparency. That includes informing the public about what the NPA is doing... that the public is able to rebuild confidence in the investigation.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

On Friday the presidency announced that Cape Town advocate Hermione Cronje had been appointed to head up the new investigating directorate in the Office of the NDPP.

The unit was created to investigate fraud and corruption cases exposed by the various commissions of enquiry into state capture.

Listen to the full interview below:


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