Corruption cover-up: Dodgy municipal workers are fighting dirty against the NPA

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NDPP Shamila Batohi.
NDPP Shamila Batohi.
Jan Gerber, News24

Implicated officials are hiding and destroying documents, staff who want to lift the lid on corruption are suspended, and those who are accused make use of delaying tactics.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), these are just some of the main challenges which hamper investigations into chaotic and dysfunctional Free State municipalities.

On Tuesday, the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), Shamila Batohi, and her team briefed the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Water, Sanitation and Human Settlements on Section 106 investigations into Free State municipalities.

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