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Corruption rife because municipalities don’t do their jobs properly: Batohi

Its impact is a result of local government’s complete failure to fight the scourge, NPA boss says

Presidency reporter

Shamila Batohi has chastised municipalities for failing to play their part in fighting corruption, thereby putting pressure on already strained law-enforcement agencies.

“The impact of corruption is because of a complete failure on the part of the municipalities to do their work properly and ensure their systems and processes are in place and do not allow for corruption to take place,” the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head told MPs on Tuesday.

She was speaking at a sitting of the select committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) and human settlements, water and sanitation, which was briefed by the Free State Cogta department on forensic investigations and criminal cases...

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