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Eight Candidates for DPP Shortlisted

October 25, 2019

Parliament

25 October 2019

Eight candidates for the position of the Deputy Public Protector (DPP) have been shortlisted.

In a statement, the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services confirmed that the position of DPP becomes vacant in December 2019.

Interviews with the candidates are scheduled for 12 and 13 November 2019.

A total of 29 candidates were received.

The committee chairperson, Bulelani Magwanishe, applauded the public for making allegations against some candidates that assisted with the selection process.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the justice and constitutional development department referred to the recent gazetting of Special Tribunal Rules.

The Tribunal was set up to fast-track the recovery of funds lost to the state from corruption or irregular spending.

According to the department, the Tribunal has been fully operational from 1 October 2019.

The release of the Rules means that the Tribunal can now issue matters to the relevant respondents investigated by the Special Investigating Unit.

The department indicated that the Tribunal, in its next meeting, will analyse the matters ready for adjudication.