How the NDPP interviews underway in Pretoria are faring

Interviews for the new National Director of Public Prosecutions are underway at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a panel, led by Minister Jeff Radebe, to shortlist and interview candidates and make three recommendations to him.

Eyewitness News senior reporter Barry Bateman is attending the interviews and has this to say about those who have been at the hot seat so far.

Bateman says first to be interviewed was current acting National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Silas Ramaite.

He was entirely underwhelming. It got to a point where Minister Radebe stepped in and told Ramaite that he was not answering the questions directly.

Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter

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

He was speaking in abstract terms. He said a lot but he didn't tell us why he is the right candidate for this position.

Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter

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