IFP welcomes Adv Shamila Batohi as new NDPP

Inkosi EM Buthelezi MP
4 December 2018

The IFP welcomes today’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in appointing Advocate Shamila Batohi as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).

Advocate Batohi demonstrates experience and maturity as she is a seasoned prosecutor and has served in the positions of former director of public prosecutions in KwaZulu-Natal and senior legal adviser to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court since 2009.

She has further demonstrated her work as she led the prosecution of Protea’s captain Hansie Cronje at the King Commission.

The NDPP position has in recent years been captured by the Executive to serve in its interests.

We further welcome the unprecedented level of transparency in the appointment process, with shortlisted candidates’ interviews being televised.

The IFP wishes Adv Batohi well in her new role as NDPP and it is our hope that she will serve her time in office with the highest levels of integrity and restore trust in the National Prosecuting Authority.

Inkosi EM Buthelezi MP
IFP Spokesperson on Justice and Constitutional Development
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