It’s a simple fact that the President of the South African Republic, whoever he or she may be at a certain point in time, will always have too much power when it comes to hiring and firing the National Director of Public Prosecutions.
NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku was adamant on Tuesday that the National Prosecuting Authority’s Shaun Abrahams had not reported to “work” after the Constitutional Court on Monday ruled his 2015 appointment legally invalid.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite as Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions following this week’s ruling by the Constitutional Court on the appointment of Advocate Shaun Abrahams.
With the final stroke of a pen from a majority bench of Constitutional Court judges, Advocate Shaun ‘the Sheep’ Abrahams’ time at the very top of the National Prosecuting Authority came to an abrupt end on Monday morning.
Corruption Watch and Freedom Under Law say a R17.3 million settlement concluded between President Jacob Zuma, the Minister of Justice Michael Masutha and the former National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana. was unlawful.