- Shamila Batohi has assembled a task team to prosecute state capture
- The team includes a number of senior advocates
- This follows increasing pressure on Batohi to take action against those implicated in state capture
Shamila Batohi, the NPA's newly-appointed head of public prosecutions, has reportedly put together a task team of prosecutors to look into state capture allegations.
The team includes Advocate Andrea Johnson as well as Matric Luphondo, Pretoria's chief prosecutor.
The team is aimed at accelerating the prosecution of charges related to state capture.
This comes after months of revelations at the Zondo Commission, where bombshell allegations have been made against several senior government officials by figures like former Bosasa COO, Angelo Agrizzi.
The list of officials named in the allegations includes Nomvula Mokonyane, Gwede Mantashe, Ace Magashule and more. However, despite the revelations, little to no legal action has been taken against those implicated.
As a result, there has been mounting public pressure on Batohi to take action over the allegations. When she took office, Batohi promised to return some stability to the NPA, according to The South African, and her appointment of a prosecutorial task team seems to the first step toward this agenda.
Similarly, Shaun Abrahams, the former NPA head, has return to his position as the head of the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit, Briefly.co.za has gathered. This unit has been one of those investigating Bosasa.
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