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President Zuma appoints National Director of Public Prosecutions

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Adv Shaun Kevin Abrahams as National Director of Public Prosecutions with immediate effect. 

Adv Abrahams is a senior state advocate in the Priority Crimes Litigation Unit in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

“Adv Abrahams has 17 years of experience in the prosecution service. During this period, he has accumulated vast experience and has gained impeccable technical expertise. I am confident that he will be able to enhance the efficiency of the National Prosecuting Authority. I wish him well in this critical responsibility," said President Zuma.

The new National Director of Public Prosecutions holds the degrees of Baccalareus (B Iuris), Baccalaureus Procurationis (B Proc) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB), all from the University of Natal, now University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

President Zuma has extended his gratitude to Adv Silas Ramaite who has been acting as NDPP.


Enquiries: Mthunzi Mhaga, Spokesperson in the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services on 083 641 8141

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria