National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has officially introduced Advocate Hermione Cronje as the head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Investigating Directorate.

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Cronje earlier this month to head the Directorate – that will investigate any unlawful activities relating to serious, high-profile or complex corruption.

Speaking during a media briefing in Pretoria, Batohi expressed confidence in Cronje’s ability to carry out her duties.

Batohi also expressed concern over obtaining more funds for the NPA saying it is a serious challenge.

She says she is placing emphasis on restoring the rule of law and building confidence in the NPA.

Cronje says her investigative unit will focus on battling corruption. She has acknowledged the challenges faced by the public and the NPA.

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