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Acting NDPP Ramaite tackled for being ‘very philosophical’ at NPA top job interview

PRETORIA, November 14- Acting National Prosecuting Authority boss, Advocate Silas Ramaite was repeatedly urged to respond to questions directly when he was interviewed on Wednesday for the substantive National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) job he is vying for, against other candidates. “The problem, Advocate, you are not answering questions directly. That is the frustration […]

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Advisory panel to identify, conduct interviews for new prosecutions head

JOHANNESBURG, October 23 – The National Director of Public Prosecution (NDPP) advisory board met for the first time on Monday, after President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed them to identify and conduct interviews with “individuals worthy of consideration” to occupy the position as head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Presidency said. “The aim of the meeting […]

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Constitutional Court rules that Abrahams appointment as NPA boss is invalid

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – The Constitutional Court said on Monday Shaun Abrahams’ appointment by former president Jacob Zuma as the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was unconstitutional. The court further directed President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint a new NPA boss within 90 days. Abrahams and the NPA approached the highest court to appeal a judgment last […]

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SA gender organisation condemns NPA’s decline to prosecute Manana over alleged assault

CAPE TOWN, July 25  – South African gender organisation, Sonke Gender Justice on Wednesday said it was disappointed by the National Prosecuting Authority’s  (NPA) decision not to prosecute former higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana for allegedly assaulting his domestic worker. The organisation said it also welcomed Manana’s resignation as African National Congress (ANC) member […]

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South African prosecuting authority declines to obtain arrest warrant for Prime Minister of India

PORT ELIZABETH, July 20 – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have declined to obtain a warrant of arrest for Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, the NPA said in a statement on Friday. The NPA received a request last month from the Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) to investigate, arrest and prosecute the Prime Minister of […]