South Africa: NPA's to-Do-List Signals Testing Times Ahead for Shamila Batohi

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Nobody could deny that the new National Prosecuting Authority head, Advocate Shamila Batohi, has her work cut out for her. For many people, the NPA will only earn respect if it is able to deal with cases that involve criminal conduct and politicians. For years, there have been so many claims and reports of corruption involving politicians, both from the ANC and other parties and it is here were Batohi's real test lies. A reasonably brief examination of some of the cases that need to be investigated shows just how long this list actually is.

When looking at the dozens, or hundreds, of cases that need to be examined by the NPA, it is important to know that not all the headlines that screamed "Scandal!" over the...

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