OUTA welcomes Advocate Batohi’s appointment as the start of the turn-around for this crucial crime-fighting organisation
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes the stabilisation of the National Prosecuting Authority with the appointment of advocate Shamila Batohi as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions.
South Africa has waited years for an independent, brave chief prosecutor who stands unequivocally for justice.
“We wish Advocate Batohi the best of luck in taking this battered but crucial institution forward, in restoring the confidence of both its staff and the public in the NPA, in overcoming the factionalism in the NPA and in reinstating the ethic of targeting criminals rather than whistleblowers,” says OUTA CEO Wayne Duvenage.
“We are encouraged by her willingness to take on the powerful who sought to hijack our country and her promise of independence. We look forward to the National Prosecuting Authority becoming an institution of which we can be proud.”