The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has avoided a possible R1.8m damages claim lodged by one of its own senior prosecutors after it tried to prosecute him years ago.

The NPA had charged senior prosecutor Sijoyi Robert Mdhlovu with fraud after he refused to pursue armed robbery matters in 2016. However, the criminal charges against Mdhlovu were thrown out by the magistrate’s court due to lack of evidence brought by the NPA...

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