President Cyril Ramaphosa named advocate Shamila Batohi the new head of the NPA and Twitter quickly gave her the stamp of approval.
PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG – Newly appointed prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi says South Africa’s crises of corruption and state capture are not insurmountable.
Former national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams has wished his newly appointed successor, Shamila Batohi, well, the Sowetan reported on Wednesday
President #Ramaphosa: After consideration of their recommendations, I have decided, in terms of section 179 of the Constitution, to appoint Adv Shamila Batohi as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Law Society says that Shamila Batohi has the urgent task of restoring credibility to the organisation.
A panel, which was was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa and led by Minister Jeff Radebe, interviewed 11 candidates and recommended five of them to be considered for the position.
JOHANNESBURG - The appointment of Shamila Batohi as the new National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head has been widely welcomed by political parties and civil society organisations.
After waiting a few months, South Africa finally has its replacemet National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).
JOHANNESBURG - Church leaders have appealed to the new National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi to pay just as much focus on private sector corruption.
Shamila Batohi is congratulated by President Cyril Ramaphosa after being named the country's new chief prosecutor, at the Union building in Pretoria, South Africa, December 4, 2018.
Batohi will replace Shaun Abrahams who was seen as ineffectual in targeting cases that dealt with state capture under former president Jacob Zuma.
“Her main tasks now are to restore public confidence in the institution, and ensure staff morale is returned and that prosecutors go about their work unhindered by political interference, especially in the high-profile cases as we have seen,” Naid...
She was also the first woman of colour to be appointed as KZN’s Director of Public Prosecutions, a post she left in 2009 to become a senior legal adviser to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands.
[WATCH] Shamila Batohi appointed new NDPP
Batohi must first serve out her notice period at the International Criminal Court and will be formally welcomed to the office in February next year.
President Ramaphosa's decision to appoint advocate Shamila Batohi as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) is a thing of unconventional wisdom.
When President Cyril Ramaphosa took office in February this year commentators were clear that one of the first things he would have to do was to appoint a new head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
“We have no doubt that this appointment heralds a new era in our efforts to strengthen the criminal justice system characterised by a robust and incorruptible prosecution authority, able to execute its constitutional mandate without fear or favour...
She hates corruption and abuse of power and will be a breath of fresh air in the NPA, especially in ensuring these crimes are punished."
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced advocate Shamila Batohi as the new head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
These include reinstituting charges against the accused in the Estina dairy matter, ensuring that former president Jacob Zuma's application for a permanent stay of prosecution is vigorously opposed, and taking urgent steps to secure the extraditio...