WATCH: Zuma court appeal seeks to control appointment of prosecution boss

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South African president Jacob Zuma gestures as he hosts his Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe during the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission in Pretoria, South Africa October 3, 2017.

South African president Jacob Zuma gestures as he hosts his Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe during the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission in Pretoria, South Africa October 3, 2017.

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South African president Jacob Zuma gestures as he hosts his Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe during the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission in Pretoria, South Africa October 3, 2017.

South African president Jacob Zuma gestures as he hosts his Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe during the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission in Pretoria, South Africa October 3, 2017.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma is appealing the court&39;s ruling on the appointment of a new head of the National Prosecuting Authority.

The North Gauteng High Court ruled that Zuma’s appointment of Shaun Abrahams was invalid.

It ordered that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should appoint the new NPA boss.

The president indicated last week that he would appeal the judgment.

eNCA&39;s specialist reporter, Karyn Maughan is following the story.

"What is his sole basis to appeal is the court order that as long as he&39;s still the president, he will not be  able to exercise his mandate to appoint and suspend THE NPA head. Now he says although the court found me conflicted but was wrong to was I am unable to perform this function...exercising presidential powers."

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