Pieter du Toit | Hermione Cronje's departure signals urgency, intent at NPA, rather than a crisis

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Adv. Shamila Batohi. Photo: Argief
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The departure of advocate Hermione Cronje as head of the NPA's Investigating Directorate doesn't have to be a crisis. In fact, it could instead signal a newfound urgency to move on critical corruption cases, argues Pieter du Toit.

Advocate Hermione Cronje's imminent departure from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and its Investigating Directorate (ID) is not a surprise, nor does it have to be a crisis.

It isn't a surprise because the ID has been underwhelming in its performance in taking capture and corruption-related cases to court, and it doesn't have to be a crisis because the leadership of the NPA is, for the first time in many years, stable and capable.

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