Bulelani Ngcuka was admitted as an Attorney in 1980 and has had a distinguished career in public service, politics, law and business. As a prominent political activist in South African struggle politics in the 1980s – early 1990s, he rose to public prominence following the 1994 national democratic elections and was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces. In 1997 he set up the RSA’s first National Prosecuting Authority which, under his leadership, became the country’s leading agency in crime fighting and law enforcement. Since 2004 Bulelani Ngcuka has served as chairman and a board member of a number of listed companies and investment holding entities.
Bulelani T Ngucka was the first national Director of Public Prosecutions in South Africa. He was embroiled in controversy concerning the decision to prosecute Jacob Zuma for corruption; Zuma was later elected President of South Africa. Supporters of Zuma alleged that the decision to prosecute was intended to prevent Zuma from challenging Thabo Mbeki for leadership of the African National Congress. Among the accusations made against Ngcuka by supporters of Zuma were that he was an apartheid spy.