The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions within 60 days.
The court gave the responsibility to Ramaphosa after it found that President Jacob Zuma was "conflicted".
National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams, who is believed to be a close Zuma ally, must now vacate his post.
This is a developing story.
NxasanaJudgment Mlambo says it would not be just or equitable to remove Abrahams as head of NDPP, nor equitable or just to reinstate Nxasana . Suggests the post be made vacant and then filled after 60 days (@AlexMitchley)— Team News24 (@TeamNews24) December 8, 2017