NPA zoomed in on more than 200 government officials over corruption

NPA zoomed in on more than 200 government officials over corruption

The National Prosecuting Authority has tightened its grip on corruption and over 200 government officials have been convicted of corrupt-related offences. The NPA says it reached a conviction rate of 95%.

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IOL News reports that the National Prosecuting Authority has convicted more than 200 government officials of corruption-related crimes and is putting pressure on those involved in cases of corruption.

The NPA says it has managed to achieve a conviction rate of 95% - 2% higher than in 2018.

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A report from the NPA handed over to Parliament reiterates the authority's hope to end corruption. Part of it reads:

The NPA is dedicated to contribute to the fight against corruption. To this end, 17 persons were convicted of corruption where the amount involved is more than R5 million whilst 210 government officials and 143 private persons were convicted for offences related to corruption.

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NPA head, Shamila Batohi, stated in the report that despite the challenges faced by prosecutors, they have been able to secure convictions. learnt that the NPA is facing financial trouble with the National Treasury cutting down the budget.

Over the next 3 years, R25 billion will be cut from state departments.

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