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Ramaphosa must comply with the court directive to appoint NPA boss

Prior to Cyril Ramaphosa being elected ANC president, he was given a mandate by the courts to appoint the new director of the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) to replace Shaun Abrahams.

702/CapeTalk's Karima Brown spoke to the director of the Helen Suzman Foundation, Francis Antonie about whether Ramaphosa will be able to deliver on the court's mandate.

He is now being directed by the courts to fulfill his constitutional mandate because President Zuma is no longer able to do that.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

Whatever the political composition of the NEC, if he fails to do that then he would have started off his presidency of the ANC and his presidency of the government on a very shaky ground - he has to comply with the courts.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

My understanding of the situation is that he doesn't have a choice. If he refuses to comply with the decision of the High Court then the rule of law will be so spectacularly violated.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

And we will have to conclude that there is no difference between his presidency and Zuma's Presidency.

Francis Antonie, Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

To hear more of this analysis from the Helen Suzman Foundation, Francis Antonie, listen below:


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