Two new appointments at NPA

2011-01-14 08:12

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority on Thursday announced the appointment of two new Deputy National Directors of Public Prosecutions (DNDPPs).

Nomgcobo Jiba and Nomvula Mokhatla's appointments were effective from December 22 2010 and they resumed duty this week, NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said.

"The appointments are a welcome enhancement to the gender transformation profile of the leadership of the NPA, and we still look forward to the empowerment of more women and other previously disadvantaged groups into leadership positions."

Jiba was the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions at the DPP North Gauteng Division and Mokhatla was an admitted advocate of the High Court and had worked with the department of justice as senior state advocate and consultant advocate in the legal section.

"These are therefore high performing advocates with across the board proficiency within the civil and criminal litigation industry.

"They are both skilled professionals, who are expected to successfully transform the prosecution with their legal expertise," Mhaga said.

According to Section 11 of the NPA Act the appointment of DNDPPs was made by the president after consultation with the justice minister and the national director of public prosecutions.

Not more than four people were allowed to be appointed, he said.

Jiba and Mokhatla joined incumbents Willie Hofmeyr and Dr Silas Ramaite.

  • lany - 2011-01-14 08:29

    Zuma's friends

  • ekke - 2011-01-14 08:53

    and why do you need TWO deputies?!

  • Anton - 2011-01-14 09:22

    More incompetents to run an incompetent whose pocket are they?

      Sizwe - 2011-01-14 09:32

      They are QUALIFIED Advocates, with experience in their various fields. Your statement lacks credibility.

      Selwyn - 2011-01-14 11:24

      I hope these QUALIFIED advocates SUE your arse off for the comments you've posted here. Dimwits???? What gives you the right to refer to people that you don't even know in this manner. I'd be very carefull if I were you!

      Anton - 2011-01-14 12:26

      Prove me wrong i beg you

      Anton - 2011-01-14 13:11 And i did not even have to wait to long for my words to come true.....SHAME ON YOU SIZWE AND SELWYN. You support the wrong team you nitwits

  • Prava Ja - 2011-01-14 09:49

    white women were also previously disadvantaged during the apartheid years, yet I don't see many of them in positions of power... And can someone explain to me how after almost 17 years of freedom the new generation can still be previously disadvantaged?

      Prava Ja - 2011-01-14 10:45

      what I am saying is that things should be spread equally amongst everyone. and what about the indian and coloured people that have degrees and qaulifications, do you see them being appointed in high positions (women that is not men)... without a doubt it will take years to fix everything but lets face it that won't happen if the past is constantly thrown back into our the mix. how do you forgive and forget when this is plastered all around us. btw the man running our country only has a matric yet you can't even get a job scrubbing toilets any more without a matric. no offence to him, I think he has done a good job so far, just wish that we would start looking past the previously disadvantaged thing and appoint people in positions that can and will get the job done. I know lots of black people with business degrees that cannot get jobs and end up having to work as barmen to support their families while some people with no qualifications get the job prior to them. its wrong and should be balanced out...

      FM.Fools.UbS - 2011-01-14 11:49

      @Charizma It's those white supremacists you talk about that are feeding this country. You need a wake-up call. If "your people" carry on like they are there will be nothing left of this country. The people zuma appointed are not as educated as you'd think.

  • Marusi - 2011-01-14 10:21

    What are the criteria for appointing DNDPPs in South Africa, as compared to similar posts in the USA, for instance (who also has with a history of racial discrimination)? - 2011-01-14 11:56

      The criteria in SA is that you have to be a crony, have a penchant for corruption, an aversion to work, enjoy a luxury vehicle, a huge chip on your shoulder, be a good liar, be able to insert the words comrade, struggle and apartheid into every sentence.

      Anton - 2011-01-14 12:32

      and you also need to love expensive whisky BMW's siphoning money, letting your buddies off scott free etc.....actually a very long list of credentials is needed

  • Totman - 2011-01-14 10:56

    If it means more people will be prosecuted, seeing that police trying to step up, it can be a good thing. Hope that was the idea and good luck!!!!

  • Jonathan Diederiks - 2011-01-14 11:50

    Dear Charizma, I can't figure out is you are actually as stupid as your article suggests or just completely ignorant to the moranity of your words...great idea to keep using the past as motivation to continue doing the same rubbish...mmm, yes, great argument! so its ok to be corrupt, immoral, dishonest just because teh past regime was?? worked wonders in the rest of Africa huh, especially Zim, a country of massive properity now huh! idiot

  • spetsnazlaz - 2011-01-14 12:26

    Do white people still get jobs?

      Anton - 2011-01-14 12:44

      only low paid jobs

  • spetsnazlaz - 2011-01-14 12:28

    Do white people still get jobs?

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