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NPA: Corruption cases ‘top priority’ the next six months, says Batohi

a woman looking at the cameraThe head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Advocate Shamila Batohi says corruption instances could be their top priority for the next six months.

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Batohi appeared certainly before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) on Tuesday, 15 February 2022, to speak about instances that have been referred to the NPA with the aid of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).

Batohi has told MPs that SIU refferals are not trial geared up subjects and this need to change and that the Hawks need to be involved with probes completed by way of SIU at an in advance stage.

“Most of the matters referred by the SIU create an impression that they are equipped for prosecution and the NPA must take a decision to prosecute. That isn't always the case,” she stated.

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From the allegations emanating from the State Capture Commission of Inquiry to the latest SIU probes, Advocate Shamila Batohi and her team at the NPA have a difficult venture ahead, and then a few. But Batohi has informed MPs that “the wheels of justice are shifting.”

Batohi says they're seeing development in cases on corruption, specially inside the private sector. A top instance would be the Tongaat Hulett case in KwaZulu-Natal.

“There has been quite a few paintings that has long gone inside the past three years. There is still a lot of work nevertheless to show up. We now have a full leadership group at the helm of NPA that is strongly committed to the rule of law, responsibility and making sure we preserve people accountable for all cases and one-of-a-kind sorts of crime the NPA has to cope with.”

NPA Head Advocate Shamila Batohi

Batohi in addition stated the extraordinary law enforcement organizations had to paintings together and additionally respect every other’s mandates, with reaching justice being the end aim.

“Our prison mandates are specific but complementary. Whilst inner competition can be wholesome, we want to make certain that we're all pulling within the identical direction so that it will attain the shared goal, to make certain responsibility is a norm, now not an exception,” she stated.

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