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National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi says the loss of credibility weighs heavily on the institution. She presented the NPA’s 2018/2019 annual report to Parliament’s justice committee on Tuesday.

The NPA achieved a 78-point-three-per cent conviction rate in murder prosecutions during that time.

Batohi says improvements have been made but the challenges in the operational environment remain enormous.