It said its conviction rate has increased in various categories of crime. However, it was piling pressure on those involved in corruption cases of more than R5 million.
For serious commercial crimes cases the NPA achieved a conviction rate of 95%, which was 2% higher than last year where there was a 93% conviction rate, said the NPA in its annual report tabled in Parliament.
“The NPA is dedicated to contribute to the fight against corruption. To this end 17 persons were convicted of corruption where the amount involved is more than R5m whilst 210 government officials and 143 private persons were convicted for offences related to corruption,” stated the report.
Shamila Batohi, NPA head, said in the report that despite the challenges faced, prosecutors on the ground have been able to secure convictions.