High Court rules that bid for open NDDP interviews is urgent and will rule today

The lobby group Right to Know (R2K) is in the High Court in Pretoria seeking an order compelling the President Cyril Ramaphosa to make the interviews for a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) public.

R2K wants Ramaphosa to allow the media and the public to have access to the NDPP interviews and selection process.

According to R2K's Mluleki Marongo, the court has confirmed the urgency of the application and will rule on its merits this afternoon.

They've made the ruling on the point of urgency... The judge has just said this is urgent and must be heard today, right now because the interviews are tomorrow.

Mluleki Marongo, Reasearcher at Right 2 Know

So we've won on that procedural aspect and after lunch, we will argue the merits.

Mluleki Marongo, Reasearcher at Right 2 Know

The Presidency is opposing the urgent court bid to allow media coverage of the interviews of 12 NDPP candidates.

The closed interviews are scheduled to get underway on Wednesday.

After which, an advisory panel will recommend at least three names for the position of SA’s prosecutions head.

Listen to the brief discussion on The Xolani Gwala Show:


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