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.

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.