OVERVIEW: #NDPPInterviews candidate says allegations of racism against her are ‘in the past’

2018-11-16 09:58

The third day of interviews for short-listed candidates in the running for the vacant NDPP position has ended in the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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16 Nov 15:47
Batohi is done with her interview. The #NDPPInterviews have just been concluded.

16 Nov 15:38
Batohi says there is nothing that can be used against her or even compromise her if she was appointed as new NDPP.

16 Nov 15:36
She says she has done all her best to promote those who were previously disadvantaged. And she doesn't know exactly why she was labelled a racist. 

16 Nov 15:26
Batohi says her experience in South Africa has helped her in her work at the ICC.

16 Nov 15:19
Batohi says in the past a staff member made allegations of racism against her. "For me it is the past. If I am appointed NDPP those things don't matter anymore," she says. 

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16 Nov 14:59
Batohi says when you are a manager "you need to inspire people".

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"We must all try to do what we can," say Batohi.

 She says it is about giving without expecting anything in return, adding that there must be respect for the rule of law.  

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There needs to be a strong team around the national director. 

Has to be a multidisciplinary approach, she says. 

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Batohi questions about a traffic fine, explains the situation of how traffic the fine came about, she made further representations to the NDPP. He agreed that these charges would be dropped. 

For some reason, they were not dropped and appeared on the court roll.

"Big lesson learnt," she said. 

16 Nov 14:19
Batohi was the lead prosecutor on the King Commission of inquiry into match-fixing involving former Proteas captain Hansie Cronje. 

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16 Nov 14:17
Batohi was director of Public Prosecution in KZN. 

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16 Nov 12:09
They will now break until 14:00, when the final candidate advocate Shamila Batohi will be interviewed.

16 Nov 12:08
Mlotshwa says he has no previous convictions, and no further questions. The interview is concluded.

16 Nov 12:01

16 Nov 11:45
Mlotshwa: A prosecution job is quite stressful. The good thing to do is to continually engage with people. 

16 Nov 11:44
Mlotshwa: Team, team, tean, team will be my mantra. Let's work as a team.

16 Nov 11:25
Mlotshwa: If you look at the NPA, you can see it is victim-centred.

16 Nov 11:19
Advocate Simphiwe Mlotswa

16 Nov 11:14
Jaap Cilliers: "...what one sees is what one gets, and I like what I see."

16 Nov 11:09
Old problems can solve new solutions, Mlotshwa says.

16 Nov 11:04
Mlotshwa says in 2015 I decided to leave the system for personal growth.

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16 Nov 10:55
Panelist: "One might perceive you as a job-hopper. Are you also going to hop away again?"

16 Nov 10:52
Apart from the lazy group, Mlotshwa said he noticed another group, those who wanted to prosecute. 

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16 Nov 10:44
Notyesi asks about factions in the NPA and asks Mlotshwa to confirm this. Mlotshwa says there is a lazy group that does not want to work.

16 Nov 10:39


NPA boss gets the boot over Amigos case

KwaZulu-Natal will have a new acting prosecutions boss after Advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa was removed from the position by his bosses.

Mlotshwa’s purge is directly linked to the high-profile Amigos corruption trial. Mlotshwa’s removal is linked to his prosecutorial decisions in the ­Amigos case, including an arrest warrant for a high-profile politician that was never executed.

16 Nov 10:37

16 Nov 10:22
Mlotshwa insisted on persisting with the prosecution of two ANC politicians implicated in the infamous ‘Amigos’ trial. 

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Mlotshwa also tells panel that no investigation has ever been conducted against him since his days as a cleaner. 

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Mlotshwa says he was the head of prosecution in KZN for 2 years. "I made a number of decisions. There were a number of high profile cases taken to court," he says. 

16 Nov 10:11
Mlotshwa adds: "The decisions I've made are able to stand the test of time."

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16 Nov 10:06
The former acting prosecutions head in KwaZulu-Natal was removed after he reportedly refused to bow to pressure to drop charges against senior ANC leaders in the province in 2012.

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16 Nov 10:01

Questions raised over whether Jaap Cilliers should have recused himself from NDPP interview

Concerns have been raised around whether advocate Jaap Cilliers SC should have recused himself from the interview of prosecutor Andrea Johnson for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). 

16 Nov 10:00

The qualities we want in the new NPA boss

Given the present list of NDPP candidates, what should be the criteria for the job? In an ideal world we would be searching for the South African equivalent of Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating the alleged interference into the US election of 2016, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

16 Nov 10:00

KZN head of prosecutions faces tough questions at NDPP interview

A 2013 decision to lay crimen injuria charges against a Durban judge only to withdraw them a year later and be sued for R900 000 hung over KwaZulu-Natal's head of prosecutions Moipone Noko like a dark cloud on Thursday as she faced tough questions from a panel of interviewers looking for a new National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head.

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