Pretoria - The special advisory panel tasked with making recommendations to President Cyril Ramaphosa on suitable candidates for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) has presented Ramaphosa with the names of five candidates recommended for the position, the presidency said on Sunday.
The nominees are advocates Shamila Batohi, Siyabulela Mapoma, Simphiwe Mlotshwa, Rodney de Kock, and Andrea Johnson, presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said in a statement.
"The five nominees have been selected from 11 candidates who were interviewed – with media present - at the Union Buildings in Pretoria from Wednesday 14 November 2018 to Friday 16 November," Diko said.
In October, Ramaphosa invited a number of legal organisations and independent public institutions to help him identify and select individuals for consideration as possible candidates for the position of NDPP. This invitation formed part of the president’s effort to meet the deadline set by the Constitutional Court to appoint a new NDPP within 90 court days of August 13.
The organisations and institutions invited to assist the president in this endeavour nominated senior legal practitioners to serve on the panel headed by Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.