Two news stories highlight ongoing political meddling that subverts the rule of law.
It is vitally important to liberate the prosecuting authority from any form of political interference.
Given the faction-ridden nature of South African politics and the deep divisions in the ANC, a further turn of the wheel is quite conceivable.
The real prospect of failing to force Nxasana out led to the president’s unedifying backdown
The inquiry into the NPA boss has been cancelled by the president, who says he is currently "engaging with Nxasana".
The inquiry into whether the prosecutions boss is fit for the job has been terminated just as it was due to begin, on the orders of the president.
The NPA and other state institutions are working together to speed up the prosecution of perpetrators who commit xenophobic attacks.
Willie Hofmeyr's stated motive to defend the NPA has failed, as political meddling has only become worse after Mbeki.
Winter is coming and the House of Eskom struggles to ward off the darkness.
The contractor at the centre of R60m fraud claims has been suspended from his plum government job
The National Prosecuting Authority is going ahead with its review of Oscar Pistorius's conviction after the state called for a harsher sentence.
The dropping of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma will be back on the courts roll as the NPA opposes the DA's call to review the case.
DA leader Helen Zille says the party has filed for a review of the courts decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
Recommendations against the key actors in the Richard Mdluli fraud case have gone unheeded.
DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach plans to reintroduce a Constitutional Amendment Bill in Parliament this year to save SA's "prosecutorial independence".
An inquest has found that Duduzane Zuma conducted himself in an unreasonable manner when his car hit a taxi in February, killing a passenger.
NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube says the authority is now in the hands of the Supreme Court of Appeal to set a date for the Oscar Pistorius appeal.