The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says there is a misconception that prosecutors are finding it difficult to deal with corruption cases involving politicians.
The institution is holding a three-day anti-corruption training session at its head offices in Pretoria.
Prosecutors from various African countries as well as the Hawks and Corruption Watch are also attending the training session.
“We don’t have problems. We don’t deal with political cases, we deal with criminal cases. When a criminal case has been brought to our attention, we look at that case, we direct, we follow what you call a prosecutor guided investigation, we get involved in directing that investigation and whether a person is politically connected or not if there is a sufficient evidence for that matter to be taken to court, we take it to court,” says Director of Public Prosecutions in the Free State, Advocate Xolisile Khanyile.[Source: SABC]