'Process Would Be More Credible'

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'Process Would Be More Credible'


BYLINE: POLITICAL BUREAU and Sapa

THE practice of the national director of public prosecutions being appointed exclusively by the president is flawed, says President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Briefing the media at Tuynhuis in Cape Town, Motlanthe said the appointment procedure could be more credible if carried out by an independent body such as the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

"I think it would be better if the appointment of the national director of public prosecutions were to be done by a body such as the JSC," he said.

The public would view the process as more credible if an organisation such as the JSC were to produce a shortlist of candidates and submit this to the president for a decision.

Under the National Prosecutions Authority Act, Motlanthe could appoint a person of his choice to replace suspended National Prosecuting Authority head Vusi Pikoli.

"These are some of the weaknesses in the act that really deserve correction," Motlanthe said.

"The appointment of the national director of public prosecutions is political.

"There are no normal procedures, interviews and things like that. The only guide is that the person must be a qualified advocate, whereas the (procedures for) suspension and dismissal (are) lifted out of the act governing the conditions of the judges.

"The two are not quite compatible ... that's one of the weaknesses in the act."

On the question of the economy, Motlanthe said that the thrust of his task team - appointed to investigate the impact of the meltdown on South Africa - was to save jobs, but not to follow the United States and British models of bailing out companies.

He said the team would look into the possibility of creating permanent jobs by hiring people to clean and maintain schools, hospitals and other public facilities through the Expanded Public Works Programme.

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