Shamila Batohi

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Shamila Batohi
Director of National Prosecuting Authority
Assumed office
1 February 2019
PresidentCyril Ramaphosa
Preceded byShaun Abrahams
Silas Ramaite (acting)[1]
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Durban-Westville
University of Natal

Shamila Batohi is a South African prosecutor and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) at the National Prosecuting Authority.

Education[edit]

Batohi completed high school at Burnwood Secondary School in Clare Estate. Then she completed her bachelors degree at the University of Durban-Westville and post-graduate at the University of Natal.[2]

Career[edit]

Batohi led the prosecution of Proteas cricket captain Hansie Cronje at the King Commission of Inquiry in 2000, and served as Director of Public Prosecutions for KwaZulu-Natal from 2000 to 2009.[2]

She served as senior legal advisor to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court from 2009 to 2018.

On 4 December 2018, she was appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and assumed the office on 1 February 2019.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahlasa, M. "Silas Ramaite appointed as acting NPA head". News24. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Attwood, Vivian (18 October 2009). "Batohi jumps at the Hague, but will sorely miss Durban". Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  3. ^ Chabalala, Jeanette (4 December 2018). "Introducing Shamila Batohi: The country's first female NPA boss".