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Eleven candidates vying for the top job at NPA

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Eleven candidates are vying for the top job at the National Prosecuting Authority. SA News.gov Eleven candidates are vying for the top job at the National Prosecuting Authority.

NDPP interviews underway at Union Buildings

November 14, 2018

Staff Reporter

 

Pretoria, South Africa: The interviews for the shortlisted candidates for the position of the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) have begun this morning.

The interviews, whose advisory panel will be led by Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, are being held at the Union Buildings from 9am, the Presidency said on Tuesday.

The NDPP position became vacant in August after the Constitutional Court declared invalid and unconstitutional the appointment of Shaun Abrahams and the removal of his predecessor, Mxolisi Nxasana.

Competing for the top spot are:

Andrew Chauke, the South Gauteng Director of Public Prosecutions,
Adv S Batohi


Adv J R De Kock


Adv A Johnson

Adv M Luphondo


Adv M Makhari


Adv N Manaka


Mr S X Mapoma


Adv C S Mlotshwa


Adv D M Noko


Adv M S Ramaite


Glynnis Breytenbach, a former prosecutor who later joined the Democratic Alliance, has reportedly pulled out of race.


The Presidency said the hearings will be open to coverage by 20 media representatives, in line with a court order to this effect.


Media accreditation will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, while consideration will be given to ensuring fair representation of different media organisations.


Interviews with the 12 shortlisted candidates will end on Friday.