Ramaphosa ordered to appoint new National Director of Public Prosecutors in 90 days

Ramaphosa ordered to appoint new National Director of Public Prosecutors in 90 days

- The National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams has been ordered to vacate his job

- Justice Mbuyiseni Madlanga found Abrahams' appointment to the job was unlawful

- President Ramaphosa was given 90 days to find a replacement for Abrahams

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Shaun Abrahams, National Prosecuting Authority head, must vacate his job as ruled by a high court.

Abrahams unsuccessfully tried to overturn the ruling on Monday morning at the Constitutional Court.

The Citizen reports that Mxolisi Nxasana won't be returning as head of the NPA either.

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Justice Mbuyiseni Madlanga found that the way in which Mxolisi Nxasana left the NPA office, as well as the appointment of Abrahams, was unconstitutional and invalid.

This follows the inappropriate 'golden handshake' of R17.3 million that Nxasana was given by Jacob Zuma.

Zuma admitted to this unlawful conduct.

President Ramaphosa was given 90 days to find a new National Director of Public Prosecutors.

Briefly.co.za learned that Nxasana was also ordered to pay back the money. Nxasana must pay back more than R10 million of the golden handshake.

Furthermore, Justice Mbuyiseni Madlanga stated there are sections of the NPA Act that is constitutionally invalid and gave the South African parliament 18 months to change it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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