Supreme Court of Appeal rules against Simelane’s appointment as NPA boss

By Lelethu Mquqo
1 December 2011

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that Menzi Simelane's appointment by President Jacob Zuma as the director of public prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority was invalid.

Reports state that the case was brought to the appeals court by the Democratic Alliance, after its bid to have Zuma's decision to appoint Simelane as the NPA boss set aside failed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria last year.

This morning Judge Mahomed Navsa ruled that Simelane's appointment was "inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid".