Shaun Abrahams’s appointment as national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) was “constitutionally invalid”, the Constitutional Court has found, and it would not be “just and equitable” for him to remain in office. Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, reading out the judgment on Monday, said the way former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana left office was inconsistent with the constitution, and was thus invalid. He said Abrahams’s appointment was consequential of Nxasana’s resignation, and that a consequential act was only valid for so long as the earlier act was not set aside. “It follows that the appointment of Abrahams is also constitutionally invalid,” Madlanga said.

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