Simelane appointment unconstitutional
National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane's appointment was unconstitutional, the Constitutional Court ruled.
Judge Zak Yacoob said President Jacob Zuma's appointment of Simelane was invalid.
"The requirement that the NDPP must be a fit and proper person for appointment with due regard to his conscientiousness and integrity was not a matter to be determined according to the objective opinion of the president," he said handing down judgement.
The court was ruling on an application by the Democratic Alliance to confirm a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that Simelane's appointment was invalid.