The civil rights organisation AfriForum welcomes the Constitutional Court’s judgment today that the appointment of Shaun Abrahams as Head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was unconstitutional.
“South Africa deserves a National Director of Public Prosecutions that will prosecute without fear, favour or prejudice. I was there when the NPA was established, and I therefore look forward to the NPA again being restored to an institution of prosecutors that prosecutes in favour of the community,” says Gerrie Nel, Head of AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit.
According to Nel he understands that this will not be a quick process. “It is, however, very important that the NPA regains the public’s trust and that equality before the law triumphs,” Nel concludes.