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Pretoria - Mxolisi Nxasana is the country's new national director of public prosecutions, President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday.
"Mr Nxasana currently practises as an attorney with a wealth of experience in criminal litigation, coupled with his having occupied senior positions in the legal profession including the chairpersonship of the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society," Zuma said in a statement.
Zuma also announced Vasantrai Soni would head the Special Investigating Unit.
"Advocate Soni is a senior counsel with some 25 years experience and played a crucial role as chief evidence leader in the Jali Commission of Inquiry into corruption in prisons in South Africa," Zuma said.
A third appointment was that of Sophy Moipone Dinah Noko, as director of public prosecutions of the jurisdictional area of the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court.