February 11, 2019Election 2020
Government prosecutors often have political ambitions. The list of prosecutors who became mayor (think Rudy Guiliani) or governor (think Chris Christie) is long. But the last president to have any ex…
December 11, 2018South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa selected Shamila Batohi to the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) for a single ten-year term. As NDPP, Batohi will head the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which, as its name implies, determines who to prosecute and who not to prosecute on behalf of the state.
March 16, 2018South Africa
On March 16, Shaun Abrahams of the National Prosecuting Authority announced that Zuma will face sixteen charges of corruption and money laundering stemming from an arms deal in the 1990s.
December 14, 2017South Africa
The High Court ruled in early December against President Jacob Zuma on the eve of the ANC national conference in what is likely to be a blow to his chosen successor, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.