The DA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to abandon the futile appeal, launched by his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, against the North Gauteng High Court decision which found that the appointment of Adv. Shaun Abrahams was invalid.
We can only hope that this will result in the immediate removal of the discredited National Director of Public Prosecution (NDPP) and Zuma’s keeper, Adv. Abrahams.
Ramaphosa must now move swiftly in appointing a credible, untainted person to head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
On 18 February, the DA called on President Ramaphosa to restore public confidence in the NPA and lend integrity to the process to charge Zuma by abandoning his predecessor’s appeal against the North Gauteng High Court decision. We also called on him to involve a parliamentary committee in the appointment of a new, impartial NDPP.
The time has arrived for the NPA to reinstate the 783 counts of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money-laundering against Zuma, and the new head of the NPA must make this their first priority.