President Ramaphosa to name new NDPP

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be announcing the new National Director of Public Prosecutions at 2 pm on Tuesday, chosen from a shortlist of five candidates.

The director at the Centre for Constitutional Rights Phephelaphi Dube says the person to be appointed should be a someone with a clear plan on how to deal with issues facing the NPA.

Read: 'The new NDPP must be seen to be independent and untainted' - Mandy Wiener

There needs to be a structural reform in terms of the NPA Act. As it stands, the president remains the sole person that appoints the head of the NPA.

Phephelaphi Dube, Director at Centre for Constitutional Rights

In terms of political interference within the NPA, Dube says the Constitutional Court has done a good a job in scraping the provision in the act which allows the president to suspend the head of the NPA without following due process.

But I think the Constitutional Court has really gone some way in ensuring that there isn't that degree of political interference.

Phephelaphi Dube, Director at Centre for Constitutional Rights

Dube says it is important to get have an NPA boss who not only understands the prosecutorial aspect but understands the managerial one as well.

It should be somebody who is also strong enough to withstand political interference.

Phephelaphi Dube, Director at Centre for Constitutional Rights

The five candidates shortlisted for the head of the NPA position are:

• Advocate Shamila Batohi
• Advocate Siyabulela Mapoma
• Advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa
• Advocate Rodney de Kock
• Advocate Andrea Johnson

To hear the rest of the conversation with Phephelaphi Dube, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : President Ramaphosa to name new NDPP


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