President Jacob Zuma is launching a fightback against his detractors and those threatening his lines of patronage.
Anyone who has followed the actions and inactions of the NPA over the past few years is likely to think that the NPA is pursuing a political agenda.
There is a strong case to be made that, in the national interest, the NPA must decide whether it intends to prosecute Zuma or not.
The Cabinet has asked South Africans to refrain from pressuring the NPA while it evaluated whether to proceed with corruption charges against Zuma.
The public protector will only celebrate the ConCourt ruling affirming her powers when the Hawks and NPA drop their investigation into her conduct.
Rebuilding faith in the NPA is a process that cannot even begin while Zuma is in office.
The former president has accused retired judge Chris Nicholson of putting a "judicial stamp of approval" on allegations against him.
Controversy shrouds the appointment of the Hawks head in Durban, who got the job despite a pending criminal case for allegedly losing his firearm.
The integrity of two appointments, to the Hawks and the prosecuting authority, is questionable.
Decisions by 'no one's man' reveal his vision of an independent national prosecutions authority.
Shaun Abrahams's flirtation with "information peddlers" and his intervention in the prosecution of Nomgcobo Jiba have raised concerns.
The NPA's Nomgcobo Jiba insists her decisions have never been influenced by political or police pressures.
Nowhere is the contempt of institutions more visible and more damaging than in President Zuma's attitude towards the National Prosecuting Authority.
Not everyone just punches a shark in the face and survives … will our police commissioner get one up on the NPA shark?
The new head of the NPA, Shaun Abrahams, will have to prove that he is his 'own man' and not to be messed with.
Will deputy NDPP Nomgcobo Jiba and specialised commercial crimes unit head Lawrence Mrwebi survive the exit of prosecutions boss Mxolisi Nxasana.
Mxolisi Nxasana’s lawyer offers no real answers as to why the former NPA head resigned, just that an agreement was reached with the president.
The president is playing a high-stakes game as politics continues to plague the prosecutions body.