Sars ‘rogue unit’ case Shamila Batohi’s toughest yet
The National Prosecuting Authority head faces an arduous task in deciding whether to drop the case or to go ahead to trial
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shamila Batohi will be faced with arguably her most politically fraught decision since taking office in February this year when she reviews the prosecution of former SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials in the “rogue unit” saga.
The NPA has confirmed that all the accused in the rogue unit trial have appealed to her to drop the case. If she does, this will put her on a collision course with public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who has urged the state to “finalise the court process” against them.