Peter Bruce Columnist

Oh what joy. Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), has gone, dispatched this morning with a stinging judgment delivered by the Constitutional Court, which found his appointment by former president Jacob Zuma unconstitutional (surprise!). President Cyril Ramaphosa has 90 days in which to replace him. I’d be amazed if he takes a week. There’ll be much more to say about this in the coming days, especially if Ramaphosa makes a quick decision. It surely has to be former NDPP Vusi Pikoli. Here, meanwhile, is a summary of the judgment. It makes great reading.  Meanwhile the cockfight in the DA goes on. Today even. This time the issue is race. Should the party follow an economic empowerment path that specifically uplifts blacks, or should it find an economic policy that uplifts blacks but by default and not design? The row, such as it is, in the party seems to have begun with an article in Business Day by the DA’s relatively new head of policy, Gwen Ngwenya. “...

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