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CW celebrates today’s ConCourt ruling on Abrahams’ appointment

Corruption Watch (CW) celebrates today’s ruling in the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) that invalidates former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of Shaun Abrahams as the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). The court found that the manner in which Abrahams’ predecessor, Mxolisi Nxasana, was removed from office was unconstitutional and invalid, thus rendering Abrahams’ subsequent appointment invalid. Read more >

ConCourt confirms invalidity of Abrahams’ appointment as NDPP

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga today handed down judgment in the Constitutional Court, in the matter of the position of the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). Corruption Watch, Freedom Under Law and later, the Council for Advancement of the South African Constitution, had challenged – successfully – the legality of the termination of former NDPP Mxolisi Read more >

Ramaphosa withdraws appeal against NDPP judgment

The Presidency will no longer be appealing a North Gauteng High Court order that found former president Jacob Zuma to be too conflicted to “appoint, suspend or remove the National Director of Public Prosecutions or someone in an acting capacity as such”, and that the deputy president should perform that function as long as Zuma Read more >

Judiciary rises to challenge of fighting corruption

By Leanne Govindsamy First published in Business Day The corruption paralysing South Africa will only be properly dealt with when institutions in all spheres of government — in particular criminal justice institutions — work together, freely and without interference and without favour or prejudice. Any anti-corruption project in South Africa, therefore, should be first and Read more >

Zuma, NPA denied leave to appeal

A full bench of the North Gauteng High Court has dismissed the application by President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials for leave to appeal the spy tapes ruling. In April, the North Gauteng High court found the prosecuting authority’s decision to drop corruption charges against Zuma was irrational, and set aside Read more >

Download the Pretoria High Court’s NDPP judgment

On 29 April the Pretoria High Court handed down a judgment setting aside the 2009 decision to drop corruption charges against Jacob Zuma. Arguments were heard at the beginning of March. The DA had brought the case against three respondents, namely Mokotedi Mpshe, then acting national director of public prosecutions at the national Prosecuting Authority Read more >

Zuma: Nxasana wanted to leave

Nine months after Mxolisi Nxasana resigned from his position, President Jacob Zuma says the former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head did what was best for South Africa by leaving his post. Nxasana resigned from the NPA abruptly last June amid controversy and while an inquiry into his fitness for office was under way. Zuma was Read more >