Judge Cornelius Van der Westhuizen said that this was despite the fact that the legal eagles were crucial in ensuring the wheels of justice turned daily.
The DDPPs and chief prosecutors, through the Public Servants Association, challenged the NPA and the ministries of justice, public service and administration as well as finance before the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria. They accused the ministers of not honouring their promises of better salaries and benefits.
They said there was a collective agreement made in July 2007 that they were entitled to and would receive all the benefits associated with the implementation of the Occupational Specific Dispensation extended to legal professionals within the justice cluster.
Other legally qualified employees within the justice cluster received the benefits in 2007, apart from the DDPPs and chief prosecutors.