The advocate is accused of using her position to try to shield her husband from prosecution in a fraud matter.
Bulelwa Makeke, the NPA national spokesperson, said NPA head Batohi had given a directive for the case to be removed from KwaZulu-Natal as it involved a manager at provincial level. She said neutral people were ideal to investigate the matter.
The Daily News had reported in March that the woman had tried to talk an investigator from the Hawks’ Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) into influencing a fraud and corruption investigation into her husband. A case to investigate the State advocate for defeating the ends of justice, obstructing the course of justice and corruption was registered at Durban Central police station. At the time, former provincial director of public prosecutions Moipone Noko confirmed the case.
In the affidavit attached to the case docket, it is alleged that the advocate had tried to speak to a senior officer to persuade the investigators to drop the investigation.