Npa's Bid To Appeal Judgment Over Prosecutors' Increase 'a Waste Of Taxpayers'

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Pretoria - Deputy directors of public prosecutions (DDPP's) are extremely unhappy about the move by the national prosecuting authority (NPA) to appeal a judgment delivered last month in which it was ordered that they were entitled to their long overdue promise of a salary and benefit increase.

In a statement issued this week by the Public Service Administration (PSA), the union said they viewed this move as a blatant waste of taxpayers' money and as a total disregard for the effective functioning of the criminal justice system.

The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, ruled on October 15 that the NPA had to comply with a notice issued in the Government Gazette of december 2, 2010, in which it was announced that about 57 senior prosecutors were entitled to increases....

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