Former national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Vusi Pikoli, former auditor-general Terence Nombembe and prosecuting authority director in the Western Cape Rodney de Kock are the three people being considered for the post of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Business Day understands that these are the names under consideration by President Cyril Ramaphosa after the constitutional Court removed current NPA head Shaun Abrahams from office. However, an NDPP must be an advocate, which would make Nombembe unlikely as he is a chartered accountant. The apex court has given Ramaphosa 90 days to appoint a new prosecuting authority head. The presidency said it was studying the bombshell judgment. Ramaphosa's spokesperson, Khusela Diko, said in a statement on Monday that the presidency, in studying the judgment, was cognisant of the order of the court directing the President to appoint an NDPP within 90 days of the directive. "In studying this judgment, the presidenc...

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