The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) can justifiably be criticised for delays in launching prosecutions, but the recent charges against high-profile politicians provide a boost of confidence in its efficacy and independence.

The former speaker of the National Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is being prosecuted for bribery and corruption during her tenure as defence minister. And last week former sports, arts & culture minister Zizi Kodwa was brought to court on corruption charges.  ..

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