Ramaphosa sets the ball rolling for the appointment of new NDPP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has invited several legal organisations and independent public institutions to help select possible candidates for the position of head of the NDPP (National Directorate of Public Prosecutions).

Former Constitutional Court justice - now director with Freedom Under Law - Johan Kriegler, says they have tendered their assistance to the presidency 10 days ago, but haven't received any response.

He says the person to be appointed for the position should have absolute integrity.

Read: President Ramaphosa to appoint acting NDPP from within NPA

The president's position to consult widely, not only to have a person of an unblemished character in the post but to have somebody who is publicly seen to be such, is to be applauded.

Judge Johan Kriegler, Freedom Under Law

Kriegler says the president's decision to involve other organisations and institutions to help in the appointment is a welcomed change from where the country has been in recent years.

Executive Secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac), Lawson Naidoo, says the president's decision to consult more broadly is welcomed.

Whilst we have the president committing to consult with these legal bodies, we didn't have an assurance that it is going to be an open public process, that the interviews will be conducted in public.

Lawson Naidoo, Casac

It is a step in the right direction but in our opinion, at this stage, it doesn't go far enough and we will be motivating for a constitutional legislative amendment to entrench this kind of process...

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

Naidoo says they are concerned that the president took 60 days to announce this process when he was given 90 days to appoint the NDPP.

This means that the panel of advisors only have 30 days to conduct its work, which Naidoo says it is not enough time to complete the process.

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