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NPABL Premium reports that former prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams says the justice officials whose appointments to senior posts were reversed by President Cyril Ramaphosa were “victims of collateral damage” in the takeover from Jacob Zuma.  

In response to court challenges launched by three justice officials against Ramaphosa’s decision to reverse their National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appointments, Abrahams said he did not believe Ramaphosa could legally rescind the appointments “without resorting to the courts”.  Abrahams, whose appointment by Zuma was found by the Constitutional Court to have been invalid, said he believed the officials whose appointments were reversed, including the former acting head of the Priority Crimes Litigation Unit, Torie Pretorius, had been “treated unfairly”.  But, Ramaphosa’s office has defended the president’s right to rescind Zuma’s NPA appointments, on the basis that Ramaphosa did not publicly or privately announce them.  According to director-general in the presidency Cassius Lubisi, Ramaphosa was “entitled to change his mind and … to decide not to go ahead with, and give legal effect to, his predecessor’s decision”.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Karyn Maughan at BusinessLive


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