President Ramamphosa has appointed Advocate Hermione Theresa Cronje as the new head of the Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions. Cronje is an internationally recognised anti-corruption expert with experience working with the NPA.
President Ramaphosa announced earlier in March that he will establish an Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, and now he has chosen who will be in control.
Ramaphosa has appointed advocate Hermione Theresa Cronje as head of the Investigating Directorate.
Cronje has been appointed for a period of 5 years which will start on 15 May, according to The South African.
The main task of the directorate will be to investigate fraud, theft, forgery and any dishonesty.
Cronje has extensive experience in working in different capacities in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa.
She was also a founding member of the Asset Forfeiture Unit and worked for 10 years as Regional Head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit in the Western Cape.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Cronje was also involved in the Anti-Corruption Task Team during her last year with the NPA.
The ACTT is a multi-agency task team that investigates, prosecutes and recovers the assets of persons involved in large-scale corruption.
EWN reports that Bulelwa Makeke, the NPA’s head of communications, says Cronje is a recognised anti-corruption expert.
“Advocate Cronje has the academic qualifications, wealth of knowledge and practical expertise required for this crucial position."
“She is an internationally recognised anti-corruption expert with extensive experience working with the NPA, where in 1998 she was part of establishing the Investigating Directorate into Serious Economic Offences and the Investigating Directorate into Organised Crime.”
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