Low-yield NPA unable to prosecute all cases from Zondo commission
Shamila Batohi says the underfunded National Prosecuting Authority will have to prioritise state capture cases for impact
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) — whose failure to mount a single successful corruption prosecution since a change of leadership in 2019 is receiving renewed attention — will also have to deal with an "avalanche" of cases from the state capture inquiry.
The commission of inquiry, chaired by acting chief justice Raymond Zondo, heard testimony of wide-scale corruption and looting during the almost decade-long Jacob Zuma presidency. It has a deadline to hand over its final report at the end of 2021...