Shamila Batohi Makes History as South African Prosecutions Chief

There's a new sheriff in town. Advocate Shamila Batohi has officially assumed the office of the national director of public prosecutions, the first woman to get the role, and does so at a time when the authority faces a severe crisis. "She is coming into an institution that is utterly dysfunctional and driven by division," said advocate Howard Varney who worked with Batohi in the highly regarded Investigation Task Unit.

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Advocate Shamila Batohi after her appointment as the new head of the National Prosecuting Authority (file photo).

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