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Adv Shamila Batohi announced as new NDPP

Advocate Shamila Batohi is the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). Batohi was chosen, after careful consideration, from a final list of five. “I accept with gratitude and my only obligation is to serve the country with dedication and humility,” she said.”The NPA will serve the Constitution and the people of South Africa.” “As Read more >

NDPP selection panel names preferred candidates

Source: The Presidency The advisory panel tasked with making recommendations on suitable candidates for the position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) has presented President Cyril Ramaphosa with the names of five candidates recommended for the position. The final five are: Adv Shamila Batohi Adv Siyabulela Mapoma Adv Simphiwe Mlotshwa Adv Rodney de Kock Read more >

What do we know about the NDPP candidates?

The 12 shortlisted candidates for the crucial position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) were announced on 9 November. Interviews are taking place from 14 to 16 November. The interviews, at first organised as closed-door events, were opened to the media and public after a successful application by the Right2Know Campaign. According to the Read more >

NDPP interviews begin today, are open to media

Yesterday the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) won its urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court to allow media coverage of the interviews of the shortlisted candidates for the post of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). The application was urgent because the interviews begin today. President Cyril Ramaphosa had opposed the opening of NDPP interviews Read more >

NDPP shortlist of 12 candidates announced

Source: The Presidency The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to identify suitable candidates for the position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) has shortlisted 12 candidates who will be interviewed between 14 and 16 November 2018. Minister of energy Jeff Radebe chairs a panel comprising broad representation of the legal fraternity which Read more >

Panel swings into action in search for new NDPP

The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to identify and conduct interviews with suitable candidates for the position of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, convened for the first time on Monday, 22 October 2018. The aim of the meeting, according to a statement issued yesterday, was to confirm the mandate of the 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 >

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 >