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DPP workload increases by 30% in 15 months

*Despite heavy investments in security, 2022 saw a spike in crime


The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is handling over 11 903 cases with some dating as far back as 2008.

Between November 2021 and January 2023 a crime wave hit our shores and shot up the cases by 30 percent, making 2022 a difficult year.

“This is a significant increase in the number of cases being handled by the DPP; having in mind that in November 2021 the DPP had just over 8 471 files,” said Minister of Justice Ronald Shamukuni when requesting a budget for the Attorney General’s Chambers on Wednesday afternoon.

Out of the 11 903 cases, 8 382 of them are pending before the c...

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