WATCH: Hands off state, Dlamini tells judges

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FILE image of Bathabile Dlamini at the ANC National General Council on October 11, 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

FILE image of Bathabile Dlamini at the ANC National General Council on October 11, 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

JOHANNESBURG - ANC Women&39;s League president Bathabile Dlamini says judges should refrain from trying to control the state.

She was speaking at an ANC rally in Clermont, in KwaZulu-Natal, to mark the close of the party&39;s year of Oliver Tambo.

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"Judges make the South African government look like it is controlled by the judiciary. The government has three branches: the Cabinet, the legislature and the judiciary. And therefore we plead with judges to be neutral if they want us to respect them," said Dlamini.

She took a swipe at the North Gauteng High Cort ruling that set aside the appointment of National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams and ordering Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint a new head within 60 days. 

"Another thing, there was no justice in the judgment that was taken about the issue of the NPA," she said.