Glynnis Breytenbach on shortlist for next NPA boss - reports

It's reported that Andrew Chauke and Glynnis Breytenbach are both in the running to become the next National Director of Public Prosecutions.

Chauke is the South Gauteng Director of Public Prosecutions and Breytenbach is a former prosecutor.

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According to News24's Mandy Weiner, Gauteng's chief prosecutor and the DA MP are among two of the names confirmed to be on the shortlist of candidates.

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed an advisory panel, headed by Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, to look at the best candidates for the top NPA job.

Weiner reports that there are currently eight candidates on the shortlist.

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She says both Breytenbach and Chauke have declined to confirm whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Interviews will take place this month, after which Ramaphosa will be given three final names to choose from.

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There's going to be an interview process now and then three names will be given to the President.

Mandy Weiner, News24 specialist reporter and Author of 'Ministry of Crime'

It's the President's discretion who he appoints, regardless of this panel.

Mandy Weiner, News24 specialist reporter and Author of 'Ministry of Crime'

There's the concern that Breytenbach was really at the centre of the fight within the NPA.

Mandy Weiner, News24 specialist reporter and Author of 'Ministry of Crime'

I don't see Ramaphosa appointing someone who's from the DA.

Mandy Weiner, News24 specialist reporter and Author of 'Ministry of Crime'

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