10 December, 2017, 04:43 | Author: Brenda Erickson
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and its head Shaun Abrahams on Friday said it would apply for leave to appeal the judgment that sought to remove him from the job, just hours after that judgment was delivered.
Mathekga believed Zuma would fight this ruling and it would most probably end up in the Constitutional Court.
When the Pretoria High Court on Friday set aside President Jacob Zuma's appointment of NDPP head Shaun Abrahams it was a repetition of the Supreme Court of Appeal's move to set aside his appointment of Menzi Simelane from the same position back in 2011.
"Whilst the President awaits a full briefing on the judgement, he has been advised that an early assessment displays, with respect, various grounds upon which a successful appeal may be prosecuted", read a statement from the Presidency.
"Minded by the principle of the separation of powers, constitutional legality and the rule of law, the judgement will be appealed", said Ngqulunga.
The High Court of South Africa [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Friday that President Jacob Zuma's [BBC profile] appointment of a State Prosecutor who would decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against was invalid. "Out of deference to the court and the judicial system‚ these grounds will be properly ventilated in the normal course in court proceedings".
For the past decade, the NPA has been viewed as politically captured and accused of shielding Zuma from corruption charges.
Nxasana reached a settlement agreement with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 2015 but the court ruled that was irregular.
"It is declared that as long as the incumbent president is in office, the deputy president is responsible for decisions relating to the appointment, suspension or removal of the National Director of Public Prosecutions."
The court found that both Zuma and Nxasana had acted "recklessly" with regards to the settlement agreement.
"We deem it prudent to record that the order is suspended for a period of 60 days". The organisations asked the court to review the financial settlement paid to Nxasana.
The Presidency added that: "Together with judges, who likewise are appointed by the President, the National Director of Public Prosecutions plays a vital role in the criminal justice system".
That said, it's been rumoured for quite some time that the name of the next Tomb Raider game will be Shadow Of The Tomb Raider . That's exciting stuff, because the rebooted Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider are two of the best games of recent years.
Macron added: "None of the region's problems will be resolved by unilateral decisions or the strongest imposing their will". On Friday, Macron said the global community would have to "stay mobilized" for Lebanon's peaceful future.
Taking strong exception, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain accused the Max Hospital branch of being "habitual offenders". He added the (Max) hospital could no more admit and treat new patients, though it'll "continue to treat admitted patients".
Bonding is likely easier now that the two are neighbors, since Meghan has moved in with Harry on Kensington Palace grounds. Now that the Mirror got Tom's quotes, though, let's let him chill on the beach in peace, OK?
Perry looked like he might have another long touchdown run, but he stumbled and fell at the Navy 11 early in the third quarter. The Army Black Knights wore white uniforms honoring the 10th Mountain Division and they seemed to merge into the snowy field.
The painting, the title of which means "Savior of the World" in English, was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction . But The New York Times reported that, according to documents it reviewed, the mystery buyer was a little-known Saudi prince.
Love jihad in Mumbai? Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has handed over the probe to a special investigation team (SIT). Police said his interrogation had revealed that he regularly exchanged hate messages and videos on the social media sites.
If you're in Anaheim, California on December 9 and 10, you can join the video game enthusiasts at Anaheim Convention Center. The 4K "remaster" was announced at the end of the PSX keynote with more details to follow.
A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter flies over the Skirball Fire which began early morning in Bel-Air, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017. As multiple wildfires wreak havoc on Southern California, astronauts and satellites are documenting the scene from above .
UAV crashes in Chinese territory
Zhang Shuili, deputy head of the combat bureau of the Western Theatre Command's joint staff department, said the incident took place in "recent days" but did not provide an exact location.
Lilac Fire Scorches Mobile Home Park in Fallbrook
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