Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
9 Dec 2021
5:00 am

NPA slammed over delays in prosecution of apartheid atrocities

Bernadette Wicks

Batohi insisted that Eastern Cape director of public prosecution Barry Madolo was working with the families’ own investigators to move the case forward.

Advocate Shamila Batohi addressing members of the media at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. 04/12/2018. Picture for illustration: Jairus Mmutle/GCIS

The country’s justice heads got rapped over the knuckles on Wednesday in parliament over delays in the prosecution of apartheid-era atrocities. “The question we should all ask ourselves is whether we’ve met the threshold in dealing with the deathsof those who lost their lives in pursuit of our democracy. And the answer is a very painful ‘no’,” said justice portfolio committee chair Gratitude Magwanishe, following a briefing by Justice Minister Ronald Lamola and National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi. The two had been called to appear before the committee to address various issues, including the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)...