Acting National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Silas Ramaite says the instability at the organisation arose out of “different cultures” at various times. He also said, in an interview for the post of the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), that there was a “challenge” in the NPA when he was appointed to act in the position, but claims it has improved since he took over the reins. Ramaite was appointed to lead the NPA in an acting capacity for the third time in 15 years in August after the Constitutional Court ordered former NDPP Shaun Abrahams to vacate the post earlier this year. He was the first of 11 candidates vying for the post to be interviewed on Wednesday. The interviews are being conducted by an advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, that must furnish him with a shortlist of names by December 7, out of which the president will appoint a permanent NDPP. Ramaite, who has served as deputy director of the NPA for 15 years and first acted as NPA bo...

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