30 August 2013
President Jacob Zuma wishes to announce the appointment of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, the Head of the Special Investigating Unit, as well as the Director of Public Prosecutions of the jurisdictional area of the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court.
Mr Mxolisi Sandile Oliver Nxasana has been appointed as the National Director of Public Prosecutions with effect from 1 October 2013. Mr Nxasana currently practices as an attorney with a wealth of experience in criminal litigation, coupled with his having occupied senior positions in the legal profession including the Chairpersonship of the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society.
Mr Vasantrai Soni (SC) has been appointed to head the Special Investigating Unit with effect from 1 October
2013. Advocate Soni is a Senior Counsel with some 25 years experience and played a crucial role as Chief Evidence Leader in the Jali Commission of Enquiry into corruption in prisons in South Africa.
Advocate Sophy Moipone Dinah Noko has been appointed as Director of Public Prosecutions of the jurisdictional area of KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court of South Africa with effect from 1 September 2013.
President Zuma extended his congratulations to the three appointees and wished them well in their endeavours, confident that their appointments will enhance credibility, integrity and stability to the institutions which they now will lead.
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Issued by: The Presidency