National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shamila Batohi was in damage control mode on Monday as she urged prosecutors to apply “razor-sharp focus” in the wake of the resignation of Hermione Cronje as head of the Investigating Directorate (ID).

“The NPA is not in a crisis and there is no widespread sabotage of the ID or any part of the NPA that is taking place,” said Batohi during a status update, at which she was joined by four national deputy directors of public prosecution and a special director...

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