Acting chief prosecutor for South Africa


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Silas Ramaite as the country’s acting chief prosecutor after a court ruling declared the appointment of the previous chief prosecutor invalid.

The presidency said in a statement Ramaphosa would appoint a permanent chief prosecutor within 90 days, as stipulated by the Constitutional Court.

Ramaite served as the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPAs) deputy national director responsible for administration and the office for witness protection. He served as deputy director for 15 years.