National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shamila Bathohi, is introducing Advocate Hermione Cronje as head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) so-called state capture investigative arm for the next five years.

The NDPP will also provide details on the legal framework, powers, duties and functions of the Investigating Directorate and an overview of its priorities.

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, including but not limited to offences or criminal or unlawful activities arising from current commissions and inquiries.