While OUTA welcomes the appointment of Dr Silas Ramaite as the acting National Director of Public Prosecutions, we believe the National Prosecuting Authority needs fresh blood with the necessary courage and energy to process the myriad of cases waiting for action against high profile people.
“We believe that Dr Ramaite will be a good individual for an interim period thanks to his institutional knowledge and experience within the institution,” says Wayne Duvenage, OUTA’s CEO.
“We see him as a solid individual who will be an appropriate custodian until a dynamic permanent incumbent is appointed.”
We trust that President Ramaphosa is looking hard and far to find the right candidate to provide the necessary leadership to turn the NPA into an effective prosecuting entity. Until then, we look forward to Dr Ramaite driving the NPA in the right direction and in the best interests of all South Africans.