First Female Top Prosecutor – South Africa

December 6, 201812 days 420
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa named Indian-origin lawyer Shamila Batohi to head South Africa’s prosecuting authority.
  • Batohi, the first female to occupy the role and she will start her new role as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) in February 2019.

  • She is a former prosecutions chief in KwaZulu-Natal province and has served as senior adviser to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) since 2009.
  • In 1995, she was part of a high-level team appointed by Nelson Mandela to investigate apartheid-era hit squads.

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