Court tells NPA to stop playing victim and do its job of punishing apartheid crimes

Prosecuting authority told it had duty to resist political interference

09 June 2019 - 00:05

We live in the real world and we live in the post-Zuma era, so we know that the idea that a state institution, mandated to act without fear or favour and purely in the interests of justice and the will of the people it serves, is a fairy tale.

But tell that to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which this week was informed by a full bench of judges in the South Gauteng High Court that it has serious questions to answer about its lack of action and failure to deal with executive interference in its mandate to prosecute cases arising out of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)...

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