'Key appointments in government have been shrouded in secrecy' - R2K

The Right to Know Campaign (R2K) says a Pretoria High Court ruling which has granted the media access to the interviews for the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) sets an important precedent.

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

12 candidates have been put forward to head the NPA after National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams was forced to step down.

Right2Know Spokesperson Dale McKinley says the ruling might not guarantee a good appointment it will assure an open and transparent process.

In this case, interviews and appointment processes must be transparent because if we look at the last 10 years, much of our problems are as a result of nobody knowing what is going on - who is being appointed, the reasons, the capacity, competencies and so forth. Without that information to the general public and media, we are unable to critically analyse the appointment process and then we are basically in reactive mode where once that person is in power, the damage is already done.

Dale McKinley, Right2Know Spokesperson

It is not simply important in terms of this appointment, it is important in terms of an open and transparent process for all kinds of important positions, executive and otherwise.

Dale McKinley, Right2Know Spokesperson

Secretary General at South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) Zwelinzima Vavi has questioned the shortlist of candidates, especially DPP in KZN, Moipone Noko and Advocate Silas Ramaite.

We are very worried. The director of KwaZulu-Nata is a very questionable character, it makes you wonder what this panel use as a criteria to shortlist these people.

Zwelinzima Vavi, Secretary General at Saftu

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