OVERVIEW: Chauke tells panelist that he is being unfair at #NDPPInterviews

2018-11-14 10:04

Interviews for short-listed candidates in the running for the vacant NDPP position have adjourned at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.


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14 Nov 19:28
The interview session has adjourned. 

14 Nov 19:27
The panel concludes its interview with Chauke. 

14 Nov 19:17
Chauke tells panelist that he is being unfair - he explains that the SCA judgement includes two separate matters involving Mdluli - one involves murder charges and the other matter involves fraud and corruption.

14 Nov 19:16
Chauke says the he had no doubt that Mdluli would be prosecuted for "those charges" from the get-go. 

14 Nov 18:57
Sigogo: You indicated that there are people who gossip about you to the newly appointed NDPP - Do you know those people? Chauke: I do not know them specifically.

14 Nov 18:57
The Mdluli case which is being discussed here is back in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on November 19 for argument. The case has been dragging. 

14 Nov 18:56
Adv Jaap Cilliers now deals with SCA judgement in the matter of Mdluli - the SCA gave Chauke two months to decide which charges to reinstate he then decided Mdluli would face kidnapping, intimidation and assault instead of murder.  

14 Nov 18:55
Chauke: The reason why I made that decision (re Mdluli) was without fear or favour. Hence I had to determine that an inquest should investigate the circumstances. 

14 Nov 18:33
I work for the common good, says Chauke

14 Nov 18:30
Chauke struck by question on what faction Advocate Jiba falls

14 Nov 18:22
Chauke says Mdluli is not charged with murder - he says he is facing other charges which includes kidnapping. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 18:22
Chauke denies that he is a part of any faction

14 Nov 18:16
Chauke made a decision to provisionally withdraw murder and related charges against then head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli, in relation to a 1999 murder of Oupa Ramogibe. He says he will still make the same decision. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 18:16
Notyesi is grilling Chauke - he says he (Chauke) was wrong by withdrawing charges against Richard Mdluli. Chauke says he would still make the same decision today. #NDPPinterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 18:15
Chauke's decisions coming under fire from the panel

14 Nov 18:07
Chauke defends his withdrawal of charges in a case

14 Nov 17:58
Chauke asked if he has business interest - he says yes. He says he disclosed his membership of a transport company but it is not in operation. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 17:53
Chauke says he doesn't have business interests, despite writing in his CV that he has a new business contract

14 Nov 17:47
Chauke says for the past seven years when NDPP is appointed the first thing he would do is to investigate his role at the Bar. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 17:46
Chauke explains allegations against him

14 Nov 17:40
Chauke asked if there is something he relies on to make sure that prosecutors deliver. He says the first step that one has is the oath of office. He says each an every member takes oath of office. He says he monitors them by having regular engagements #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 17:38
Adv Chauke says the deputy prosecutor and chief prosecutors report to him. He says each and every month he finds space to engage with chief prosecutors but operational decisions are not necessarily made by him. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 17:38
Adv Chauke is asked about the values of the NPA, (accountability, integrity, credibility etc,) and his journey over the years. Chauke says when one gets into a position - they should be able to understand their role and be able to consult. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 17:37
The AG listens intently as Chauke answers questions on how he will live the values of the NPA

14 Nov 17:34
You should put your foot down and call people to order, says Chauke

14 Nov 17:30

AG asks Chauke about commercial interests impairing his independence  

Chauke says he will follow the rule of law  

14 Nov 17:26
Chauke says he is winding up his transport business

14 Nov 17:22
Chauke says one should be able to demonstrate to the president that the rule of law states that decisions should be taken without fear or favour. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 17:22
Chauke says relationship with political leadership should be cordial

14 Nov 17:19

14 Nov 17:19

Here's the original shortlist for the position of NDPP:

South Gauteng Director of Public Prosecutions Andrew Chauke;    

Glynnis Breytenbach, a career prosecutor who was a member of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit who also dealt with high-profile cases;    

Andrea Johnson - who was advocate Gerrie Nel's co-prosecutor in the State's case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius;    

Advocate Silas Ramaite;    

Advocate Moipone Noko, Director of Public Prosecutions in KwaZulu-Natal;    

Advocate M Makhari;    

Advocate Rodney de Kock, Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions;    

Pietermaritzburg advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa;    

Former magistrate-turned-advocate Naomi Manaka;    

Advocate Siyabulela Xhanti Mapoma;    

Advocate Shamila Batohi, who was the lead prosecutor on the King Commission of Inquiry into match-fixing involving former Proteas captain Hansie Cronje; and    

Advocate Matric Luphondo.


14 Nov 17:13
Chauke says NPA expenses have never been cut

14 Nov 17:01
Andrew Chauke, the South Gauteng Director of Public Prosecutions is up next. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 17:00
Chauke appears nervous with his opening remarks

14 Nov 16:59
Minister Jeff Radebe does the introductions

14 Nov 16:57
Advocate Andrew Chauke up next

14 Nov 16:53
A rare light moment as Luphondo's interview winds down

14 Nov 16:47

Luphondo accused of doing nothing in the face of a potential crime  

He counters, saying records can be reconstructed  

14 Nov 16:33
Luphondo says the NPA got a lot of criticism based on the prosecution of former president Jacob Zuma. He says there had been a number of cases which "we had not done well". #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 16:21
Luphondo fumbling over his answer on political influence under tough questioning

14 Nov 16:19
If you live in a country, there will be politics, says Luphondo when asked about political influence on decision making processes at the NPA

14 Nov 16:11
The lesson I've learnt is that sometimes I have to take a person by the hand – Luphondo highlights people has mentored

14 Nov 16:02

Luphondo says he respects the various judgments and decisions against senior officials.

Luphondo says he would like to see the Jiba matter being put to rest. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 16:01
Luphondo is asked about Wandile Bozwana's matter - he says people were arrested and the case is on trial #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 15:57
Luphondo says he has worked in many of the courts in SA. He says he was given the responsibility to manage his peers. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 15:56
I have the respect of my peers, says Luphondo

14 Nov 15:45
Luphondo discusses previous cases during his interview

14 Nov 15:38
On the issue of political influence - Luphondo says one should refuse to be influenced. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

14 Nov 15:37
Luphondo explains his view of political influence

14 Nov 15:36
Luphondo: As a prosecutor you must own up to the decisions that you make. #NDPPInterviews @TeamNews24 tweets News24's Jeanette Chabalala

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