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NPA welcomes new prosecution head in the Northern Cape

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The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed the appointment of advocate Mzukisi Sakata as the new Director of Public Prosecutions in the Northern Cape.

Advocate Livingston Mzukisi Sakata. Picture: Supplied

THE NATIONAL Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Northern Cape has welcomed the appointment of advocate Livingston Mzukisi Sakata as the new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Northern Cape as from April 1.

NPA regional spokesperson Mojalefa Senokoatsane said Sakata had extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

“He holds a B.Proc degree that he obtained from the University of Fort Hare,” said Senokoatsane. “Before being appointed as the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Northern Cape he acted as the DPP in the Eastern Cape for some time. Sakata has held the position of Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions since he was appointed in 1999.”

Senokoatsane thanked the outgoing acting Director of Public Prosecutions in the Northern Cape, advocate Abraham Botha.

“Advocate Botha acted in this position for the past six years and will retire in May, having served the National Prosecuting Authority for more than 40 years,” said Senokoatsane.

“He started as a prosecutor in the lower courts, going through the ranks to that of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in the Northern Cape before being appointed as the acting DPP for the Northern Cape. Botha will utilise the remaining two months to effect a smooth handover and to provide a proper transition to Sakata.”

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