In a move which has been hailed as a sign of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) getting back on track, national prosecuting boss Shamila Batohi withdrew criminal charges against former senior SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials in what has become one of the most sensitive political cases in recent years.

EFF leader Julius Malema, however, on Sunday said his party would bring an application to review Batohi’s decision in court, as the party wanted a “sober, neutral judge” to review the matter. The decision of the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) was irrational and factional, he said...

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