Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist

President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce on Tuesday what is potentially the most important appointment since he took office in February, that of the national director of public prosecutions. Following a historic selection process, which involved an advisory panel interviewing 11 candidates for the post for the first time since the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was established in 1998, Ramaphosa will make the announcement at the Union Buildings on Tuesday afternoon. The appointment of the national director of public prosecutions has in the past been a politically laden one and concerns over the independence of the country’s top prosecutor were raised during the presidencies of both Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. A glaring indication of this was testimony before the commission of inquiry into state capture last week, when ANC leader advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi said his adviser advocate Mahlodi Muofhe was offered the post of national director of public prosecutions, but he believed t...

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