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Those who orchestrated and benefited from the looting of state coffers, and not just the “foot soldiers of corruption”, will face the might of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) investigating directorate, the unit’s newly appointed director Hermione Cronje said on Friday. 

Cronje was officially introduced by National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi after her appointment was announced by the presidency last week. Batohi and Cronje were flanked by Hawks boss advocate Godfrey Lebeya and national police commissioner Khehla Sitole, who represent SA’s key law enforcement players. The investigating directorate, which gives the NPA extra teeth, will focus on complex and high-profile corruption cases, some of which have arisen out of the various commissions of inquiry, such as those into state capture, Sars, and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The directorate was established by presidential proclamation earlier this year as part of President ...

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