Shamila Batohi: The National Prosecuting Authority is a house on fire

Shamila Batohi: The National Prosecuting Authority is a house on fire

National Prosecuting Authority boss Shamila Batohi says that she inherited a dysfunctional organisation when President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed her 4 months ago. Speaking at the Business Against Corruption event yesterday, Batohi says the situation is 'much worse' than she previously thought.

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NPA boss Shamila Batohi isn't sugar-coating the situation she is facing at the state prosecuting organ.

Referring to the situation at hand, Batohi calling the NPA a 'house of fire', divided by instability, improper leadership, a lack of skilled staff and training.

While Batohi attempts to get a handle on the situation, citizens are getting increasingly anxious over news of prosecution against those implicated in State Capture, reports The Daily Maverick

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During the SONA Debater, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi summed it up when he asked Ramaphosa: Where are the arrests?

The NPA head says that she is more than aware that Mzansi is 'hungry for justice', longing for real and tangible action against the corrupt.

However, Batohi says she won't be taking premature action, commenting that:

“Not the NPA nor the Investigative Directorate will be leveraged into hasty actions. Our focus is not on chasing statistics.”

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