The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the appointment of Advocate Shamila Batohi as the new National Directorate of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) head.
We are optimistic that this time around, the transparent processes that went into the held interviews of candidates resulted in an outcome that will see an impartial, disciplined and hardworking NDPP head.
For the past decade or so, there have been deliberate, malicious evisceration of the country’s law enforcement agencies that has seen many being pushed out while those at the helm defining their ill-gotten trajectory that has created chaos within the criminal justice cluster.
Claims of political interference at the state institutions have been probable, considering their leadership record and leadership woes, and it was clear that until leadership issues are fixed, the NDPP would remain dysfunctional.
The task that lies ahead for the new NDPP head is near insurmountable as there needs to urgently be a change in public perception because the country’s capability to fight organised crime has been decimated by years of political infighting, factionalism and blatant corruption.
POPCRU remains committed with all its might to see corruption being eradicated.
Issued by POPCRU on 04/12/2018