On Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa withdrew the president’s appeal against a High Court judgment that NPA boss Shaun Abrahams should vacate his position.
Former president Jacob Zuma previously appealed the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria.
Gugulethu Mhlungu, standing in for Stephen Grootes, spoke to Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos to understand recent developments in the case.
The important thing to remember is that the entire appeal has not been withdrawn because there are different parties to this case. Some of them have not withdrawn any of the proceedings so it is still going to be heard by the Constitutional court.— Pierre de Vos, Constitutional Law Expert
Because there is still an appeal pending from some quarters, once you lodge the appeal then the effect of the High Court judgement is suspended.— Pierre de Vos, Constitutional Law Expert
Meanwhile Casac's Lawson Naidoo says they are concerned over a move by Abrahams to announce his decision on whether to prosecute former President Jacob Zuma, saying a newly appointed NDPP should do so.
We believe that a newly appointed national director who will be appointed by President Ramaphosa would the appropriate person to take such a decision.— Lawson Naidoo, Executive Director, Council for the advancement of the constitution
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