I'm still gobsmacked by extent of state capture devastation - NPA's Hermione Cronje

2020-01-18 21:20

There is a long list of people who stood idly by, turned a blind eye or enabled the deterioration and destruction of state institutions, Hermione Cronje, the head of the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Investigative Directorate, has said.

Bongani Bongo's arrest is not insignificant - analyst

2019-11-21 17:43

The legal battle against state capture has begun, according to governance specialist and lawyer Judith February.

You will soon see things starting to happen - NPA's Hermione Cronje assures frustrated South Africans

2019-11-20 11:48

Hermione Cronje, the head of the National Prosecuting Authority's Investigative Directorate, has assured South Africans that despite widespread frustration in the lack of state capture related prosecutions, the NPA is on the verge of action.

NPA having difficulties with mutual legal assistance from India and UAE

2019-10-15 20:35

The National Prosecuting Authority is having "particular difficulties" with requests for mutual legal assistance from India and the United Arab Emirates, National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has told the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services.

FIRST TAKE: Batohi's big call starts reversal of NPA capture

2019-07-09 12:08

NDPP Shamila Batohi made a big call on Tuesday: she withdrew charges against former KZN Hawks boss General Johan Booysen. Mandy Wiener believes this decision is a clear marker on the road to recover the NPA's credibility.

Batohi warns: 'From the president downwards, if there is evidence, you will be prosecuted'

2019-05-24 16:33

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has assured South Africans that the NPA will not hold back if there is evidence of wrongdoing against high-profile individuals.

'When you go after the king you have to make sure you kill him' Batohi expects political attacks

2019-05-24 14:46

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi says she is under no illusion that she, the National Prosecuting Authority and the new Investigative Directorate will be the target of political attacks.


Mandy Wiener: 2019 the year of restoring justice?

2019-12-19 11:04

Sources within both organisations say relations are poor, undermined by distrust and a fight for control of cases. To a degree, this is hampering investigations into complex commercial crimes but overall, insiders say things are happening and the wheels are turning. Action is happening, writes Mandy Wiener.

FIRST TAKE | We might not like it, but for Shamila Batohi it's steady as she goes

2019-11-20 14:05

South Africans are tired of revelations and stories about capture and corruption, with no accountability and nothing going to court. Shamila Batohi, the National Director of Public Prosecutions, shares the same sentiments. But she won't risk a successful prosecution just to be popular, writes Pieter du Toit.

Estina almost ready to go back to court, but state capture investigations remain hamstrung

2019-11-20 07:32

Head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Directorate, Hermione Cronje says the investigation into the Estina dairy farm in the Eastern Free State will be completed by the end of the month and will then be ready for re-enrolment in court.

ANALYSIS: A disfigured leadership team is Shamila Batohi's biggest obstacle to success

2019-08-28 11:24

The pressure on National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi is increasing daily. The public is getting restless, investors are skittish and diplomats’ questions are more pressing. And some believe Batohi is becoming increasingly frustrated, if not despondent. What is happening?

Hermione and her magic wand

2019-05-26 07:54

Advocate Hermione Cronje is still riding the wave of euphoria from her appointment as the new National Prosecuting Authority Investigative Directorate head

Batohi and Cronje take charge of the NPA and they're playing open cards

2019-05-24 15:08

For the first time in years, it felt like the NPA was back. The dynamic duo of national director Shamila Batohi and the new head of the investigating directorate Hermione Cronje, faced the media and the nation and told us everything we needed to hear.

Ramaphosa appoints head of new NPA investigating unit

2019-05-17 15:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Hermione Cronje as head of the new Investigating Directorate at the NPA. This unit will be located in the office of Shamila Batohi, the national director of public prosecutions.

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