Senzo Meyiwa murder case: NPA denies miscommunication between itself and police

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has denied any miscommunication between itself and police in the Senzo Meyiwa case and said all the evidence they presented in court on Tuesday was from its officers. The men accused of killing the footballer were in the Boksburg Magistrates Court. Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mothobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphosa, and […]

Ex-KZN top police officer wanted, NPA says she should hand herself over

Former KwaZulu-Natal top cop Mmamonnye Ngobeni – who was due to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday facing corruption charges – is in the wind and being sought by the authorities. This follows the swoop on controversial KZN businessman Thoshan Panday and senior police supply chain management unit head Colonel Navin Madhoe on […]

Minister Lamola outlines how the investigators will work with NPA to speed up prosecutions

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has outlined how the Zondo Commission and the Investigating Directorate of the National Prosecuting Authority will collaborate in the sharing of information and documents. Lamola said the two institutions have already signed a protocol on the sharing of records and the hiring of investigators of the commission by […]

NPA moving slowly on major corruption cases: Willie Hofmeyr

The NPA has still not moved on major corruption cases linked to the years of state capture, despite being provided with financial and human resources to do so The National Prosecuting Authority has appointed some of the country’s top legal minds to help deal with state capture related crimes. The Justice Department has asked Tembeka […]

Families of victims raped by pastor disappointed after NPA declines to prosecute him

The families of two Moorreesburg minors allegedly raped by a local pastor say the justice system has failed to protect their children, after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) declined to prosecute the accused. The DPP found that the minors would not be competent to testify in criminal proceedings and without such, there was insufficient […]

DA demands answers on NPA and Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s removal

‘This must give rise to questions as to why the Public Protector should not be suspended with immediate effect, pending removal proceedings.’ Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach wants to ask “really tough” questions about the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Public Protector, and she doesn’t want to wait until the next parliamentary term. On […]

NPA and Hawks give an update on high-profile cases

The heads of the Hawks and NPA will brief the media on Wednesday. National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya and the National Director of Public Prosecution Advocate Shamila Batohi will give progress on high profile priority cases. In December, Lebeya said 2020 could see several high-profile corruption cases […]

NPA to review provisional withdrawal of charges against man in Sibongiseni Gabada case

Sibongiseni Gabada, 36, had reportedly been missing for two weeks before her body was found decomposing in a black bag at the end of May. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it has decided to review as a matter of urgency the decision to provisionally withdraw the charges against a man accused of murdering a […]

Former Scorpion, Sipho Ngwema appointed as spokesperson by NPA

Ngwema previously served as the head of communications at the Competition Commission, a position he had held since September 2016. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has appointed former Scorpions point man Sipho Ngwema as its new spokesperson. In a statement released on Friday evening, the NPA said Ngwema was appointed on a 12-month contract, effective […]