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Shamila Batohi Biography: Shamila Batohi is a South African lawyer and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) at the National Prosecuting Authority.
Shamila Batohi Career
Shamila Batohi led the prosecution of Proteas cricket captain Hansie Cronje at the King Commission of Inquiry in 2000.
Shamila Batohi served as senior legal advisor to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court from 2009 to 2018.
On 4 December 2018, Shamila Batohiwas appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions by President Cyril Ramaphosa and will assume office in February 2019.
Newly appointed prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi says that Shamila Batohi will fully support prosecutors, however, those that engage in factionalism and do not advance the goals of the organisation have no place in it.
The Shamila Batohi made the remarks after accepting the nomination for the position from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Batohi will formally take office in February, after serving her notice period at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
she says that every person in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has her full support, however, it is not unconditional.
“Enough has been said elsewhere on crises and divisions in the NPA, suffice to say that those elements, within and without, who insist on frustrating the ends of justice and ultimately the nation will not be tolerated.”
Shamila Batohi says the work of the NPA under her leadership will be underpinned by strong governance and independence.
Shamila Batohi says it is non-negotiable that the country has absolute confidence in the work of a credible NPA.
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Batohi is speaking alongside Justice Minister Michael Masutha and Deputy Minister John Jeffrey on her first day in office.
She was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa last year after the Constitutional Court ruled that the appointment of former head Shaun Abrahams was invalid.
She says she recognises the hunger of South Africans for justice.
“Despite the challenges, I am really confident that the NPA will become an organisation that puts justice first and one we can all be proud of.”