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SIU and NPA to get new bosses

It’s being reported that President Jacob Zuma is ready to make appointments to the NPA and SIU.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Presidency on Sunday said it will not comment on reports that President Jacob Zuma is ready to appoint bosses to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Special Investigating Unit (SIU).

On Sunday, the City Press newspaper reported that Magistrate Stanley Gumede will be appointed as head of the NPA while advocate Guido Penzhorn will take on leadership at the SIU.

The newspaper claimed Zuma was going to appoint the two KwaZulu Natal based men to the posts soon.

Three weeks ago Eyewitness News reported that a KZN-based advocate had been approached to head the SIU.

When Eyewitness News spoke to Penzhorn earlier this month, he refused to comment on the issue and refused to confirm or deny whether he had been approached.

It does appear likely he will now head the SIU which has had an acting head for over 15 months.

But it appears there may still be hurdles to overcome if Zuma does want to appoint Gumede as head of the NPA.

It's being reported he has outstanding complaints against him at the Magistrates Commission and they may have to be dealt with before he is appointed.

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