Former deputy national director of public prosecutions Silas Ramaite’s retirement at the weekend has opened up a key position in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and will afford President Cyril Ramaphosa another opportunity to appoint a trusted senior executive.

Shamila Batohi’s appointment as national director of public prosecutions was a big step in restoring the integrity of the NPA, which has been seen for about a decade as politically abused.

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