5 December 2018

South Africa: Shamila Batohi's Ascent to the Top of NPA Pyramid Brings Sense of Hope and New, Better Beginning

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South Africa has a new National Director of Public Prosecutions. This is a statement that you will have read in the past, several times, in fact. And now Advocate Shamila Batohi is stepping into a position that has proved to be so poisoned by politics that none of its appointees has come even close to surviving the full ten-year term. There are challenges galore in store for her. But there is also a sense of optimism that perhaps, just perhaps, things may well be about to change at the NPA with Batohi at the helm.

Shamila Batohi appears to be one of those people who have a good sense of timing. Nearly 10 years ago, in early 2009, it was clear the NPA was heading for a political train smash. Batohi took a job of...

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