Corruption Watch has called on the public to be patient with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) saying it is trying its best to deal with corruption.
This after National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shamila Batohi defended the NPA in a media briefing in Pretoria on Monday.
She rejected suggestions that there was a crisis in the NPA following criticism that it is failing to prosecute high-profile people that are accused of corruption.
Advocate Batohi also addressed the resignation of Head of the Investigating Directorate Hermione Cronje, saying there was no leadership gap.
Corruption Watch’s head of legal investigations, Karam Singh says, “We can’t afford to lose hope. I think we have got a right to be cautious, somewhat pessimistic but we can’t lose hope. We have got to keep fighting, keep pushing for prosecutions. Something will happen next year flowing from the Zondo report. We would like to call on people [to be] patience in these times.”
The video below, is the full interview with Corruption Watch’s David Lewis: