Shamila Batohi appointed new NPA boss

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a spelling correction.

Advocate Shamila Batohi has been appointed as the new head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Batohi has shown herself to be a fit and proper person for the job.

The NPA has been without a permanent head since the Constitutional Court set aside the appointment of Shaun Abrahams in August.

Batohi is a former state prosecutor from KwaZulu-Natal and now International Criminal Court law advisor.

She will start her term in February next year after serving out her term at the International Criminal Court.


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