The Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR), a programme of the Dullah Omar Institute (University of the Western Cape), hosted a Roundtable Discussion on the importance and work of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Speakers reflected on the appointment, performance and dismissal of the Head of the NPA and its Directors in terms of the National Prosecuting Authority Act (NPA Act). In light of serious concerns around the politicisation of the institution, it is hoped that this Roundtable Discussion will lead to considerations on possible amendments to the NPA Act or the Constitution, to ensure the accountability of the NPA and upholding of its constitutional mandate.
- Prof Lukas Muntingh: Project Head of Africa Criminal Justice Reform, UWC
- Ms Jameelah Omar: Lecturer and Convener “Criminal Procedure” and Convener “Criminal Justice and the Constitution”, Department of Public Law, UCT
- Adv Vusi Pikoli: Western Cape Police Ombudsman and former National Director of Public Prosecutions
- Ms Jean Redpath: Africa Criminal Justice Reform Researcher, UWC