Private funding for NPA not 'a foregone conclusion' - Lamola

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- news24.com | a month ago

Private funding for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is not cast in stone, more thought on it is needed to ensure the NPA's independence, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola said.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services released a statement seeking "to clarify what seems to be a misinterpretation of Minister Ronald Lamola's remarks on the matter of donor funding for the National Prosecuting Authority". This followed Tuesday's press briefing, where Lamola was asked about private funding for the NPA.

This after the head of the NPA's investigative directorate, Hermione Cronjé, recently mooted the matter of using private funds for the cash-strapped institution.

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