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Accountability Monitor: Shamila’s kick-ass all female team

You strike a woman, you strike a rock, as the saying goes. The NPA, already headed by the excellent Advocate Shamila Batohi, rocks even more now that it’s added three more incredible prosecutors to its already formidable senior leadership. Batohi, as we’ve reported before, made huge strides in the fight against corruption last year.

Advocate Hermione Cronje heads the NPA’s special investigative directorate which looks specifically at corruption, and her team is behind some of the biggest cases on the books right now. Three new brilliant women have been appointed:

  • Adv Priya Biseswar as special director of the Asset Forfeiture Unit;
  • Adv Bonnie Currie-Gamwo as special director of public prosecutions responsible for sexual offences and community affairs; and
  • Adv Lebogang Dineo Baloyi as special director of public prosecutions responsible for specialised commercial crime

If their impressive CVs are anything to go by, criminals in SA are going to need some seriously thick gloves.