Update on matter relating to the National Director for Public Prosecutions

28 December 2011

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma accepts the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal which declared the appointment of the National Director for Public Prosecutions, Menzi Simelane, invalid.

The President has therefore decided not to appeal the decision. However, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr Jeff Radebe will pursue the matter, seeking clarity on various issues in the course of the mandatory Constitutional Court certification process, with the full support of the President.

In the meantime, the President has decided to place Advocate Simelane on special leave. Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, will act as the National Director of Public Prosecutions until further notice.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203.

Issued by: The Presidency

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