Batohi concerned after NPA prosecutor arrested for alleged corruption
The prosecutor allegedly demanded the money from an accused in order to make a negligence and reckless case disappear.
JOHANNESBURG – National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Advocate Shamila Batohi on Monday said that she was concerned by corruption allegations against one of their prosecutors.
This after a prosecutor appeared at Thohoyandou magistrates court on Monday for allegedly soliciting a bribe of R6,000.
The prosecutor allegedly demanded the money from an accused in order to make a negligence and recklessness case disappear.
NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke said: "It is extremely disturbing that one of our own, who is supposed to be at the forefront of the fight against corruption, a major scourge in our country which is a priority focus area for the NPA find himself facing allegations as a prosecutor. The law will take its course and that they were considering initiating disciplinary proceedings in line with its framework."