Ramaphosa asks outside panel to help find Shaun Abrahams' replacement

Ramaphosa asks outside panel to help find Shaun Abrahams' replacement

- In an effort to find the best possible candidate to take over leadership of the National Prosecuting Authority, President Ramaphosa chose a panel to help him out

- President Ramaphosa was given 90 days to replace Shaun Abrahams and now has just over a month left

- The panel includes respected legal authorities who will help select candidates

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President Ramaphosa has just over a month left to appoint a new leader for the National Prosecuting Authority and has now turned to an outside panel for consultation.

This decision is quite unexpected and different from the manner in which appointments were made in the past.

The NPA needs a new head as soon as possible and desperate prosecutors have been appealing to President Ramaphosa to find proper leadership.

The search is on for Shaun Abrahams' replacement and legal organisations will now help the president find a new head for the NPA.

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BusinessLIVE reports that without a leader, the NPA has been weak and divided.

According to Khusela Diko, spokesperson for the Presidency, the panel includes respected South Africans like Minister Jeff Radebe and representatives from the Human Rights Commission, Black Lawyers Association, Association of Democratic Lawyers and Advocates for Transformation.

This panel will look at candidates chosen by the president, as well as their own, and select 3-5 people for the president to choose from.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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