Zuma to oppose NPA appointment in court

2013-07-04 08:37

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President Jacob Zuma will oppose a rights lobby group’s Constitutional Court application to force him to appoint a permanent National Director of Public Prosecutions within 30 days.

The Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution (Casac) has asked the highest court in the land to force Zuma to make the appointment, Beeld reported today.

Zuma’s legal team yesterday informed the rights group in writing of Zuma’s decision to oppose the application, the paper reported. The prosecuting authority has been headed by acting head Nomgcobo Jiba for the past nine months, but has been without a permanent head since the Supreme Court of Appeal set aside Zuma’s appointment of advocate Menzi Simelane as NDPP in 2011.

The presidency has to submit its response statement to the court by 19 July.

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