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DA files papers to set aside Fraser’s appointment

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed papers with the Pretoria High Court to have President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Arthur Fraser as National Commissioner of Correctional Services set aside with immediate effect.

In court papers on Friday, DA argues that President Ramaphosa flopped in his constitutional rights in appointing Frazer.

DA argues that Fraser is deeply compromised person who isn’t fit to hold such a fundamental position inside government, including that the President bombed in his constitution obligations by designating him to the position.

The opposition party argues that President Ramaphosa is principled, has enough validity to do this critical activity and is of good character.

“The serious allegations against Fraser include that he operated a secret and parallel intelligence service from his own home while working for the State Security Agency (SSA) and used a huge amount of public funds for personal gain,” said DA

DA Federal Council Chairperson James Selfe said legal action seeks an order declaring that the President’s current appointment of Fraser violated his constitutional obligation to appoint him as National Commissioner.

“Under Commissioner Moleko Modise, it gained unfaltering ground towards clamping down on corruption, enhancing its Information Technology frameworks and gaining better budgetary power. Under Fraser, this improvements will likely be reversed,” said Selfe.

The courts, including the Constitutional Court, found that Advocate Menzi Simelane’s appointment as National Director of Public Prosecutions was unreasonable since antagonistic discoveries had been made against him in the Ginwala Commission.

In the event that was the situation, what amount all the more so should Fraser’s arrangement be nonsensical?

Selfe said the DA ask that the court review and put aside the President’s decision to appoint Fraser as National Commissioner of Correctional Services on April 17, 2018.

Selfe said the Department of Correctional Services has struggled for quite a while to function or impact.



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