New anti-corruption unit boss says there's enough money to do the job

New anti-corruption unit boss says there's enough money to do the job

According to the NPA's head of the new anti-corruption investigative directorate, Advocate Hermione Cronje, there is enough money available for her to do her job effectively and fight state capture.

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Advocate Hermione Cronje was appointed as the head of the new anti-corruption unit that is meant to fight state capture, and according to her, there isn't a lack of funding to do so.

Cronje was speaking at the 2019 Nat Nakasa Awards ceremony and wanted to make it clear that the unit is not underfunded, as many people believe it is.

News24 reports that Cronje said there is enough money for her to properly do her job. It's just a matter of finding the right things to spend money on.

"We have enough money, from the state and private sector. The difficulty is to decide what to spend the money on."

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This is good news, as state capture is one of South Africa's most discussed and worried about issues. gathered Cronje stated that one of the obstacles she's facing in the NPA is the time it takes to make appointments. It's worse than she expected.

Furthermore, she applauded journalists for their role in exposing corruption and state capture.

"You did all the work. My job is now to figure out how to take us there (to prosecutions)."

There is a lot of faith in Cronje, as she is an internationally recognised anti-corruption expert with experience working with the NPA.

South Africa waits, almost impatiently, for her and the unit to do something about state capture.

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