'We'll appoint an NDPP who'll be slippery to clutches of state capture' - Ramaphosa
23 October 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised that South Africa will have a National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) who is "slippery" to potential capturers of the state.
The president was speaking at the Heads of Mission Conference at the Department of International Relations in Pretoria on Tuesday. It was his first public address since spending a week recovering at home after falling ill with an upper respiratory infection.
Ramaphosa, who seemed to be in a jovial mood, joked around with the diplomats and assured them that the country was on the right trajectory.
"When our image is damaged here, you have a difficult task to explain," he said of the different diplomats serving at missions across the globe.