Barry Botha Breytenbach

Private prosecution: Is justice attainable even if the state fails us?

Members of the public, and specifically victims or those close to them, are often disheartened by the National Prosecuting Authority (“NPA”) and its decisions not to prosecute persons who have allegedly committed a criminal offence. The Criminal Procedure Act (“the CPA”), however, contains two sections that can be relied on to bypass the NPA, by […]