Helen Suzman Foundation wants to take Zuma to court on Abrahams

By Drum Digital
09 November 2016

The Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom Under Law will now approach the North Gauteng High Court to force President Jacob Zuma to suspend Shaun Abrahams.

The Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom Under Law will now approach the North Gauteng High Court to force President Jacob Zuma to suspend National Prosecution Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams and two of his senior staff.

This is after the NPA charged Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, with corruption and theft, and later dropping the charges.

The two Ngo’s sent a letter to President Zuma on the 1st of November urging him to remove Abrahams pending an inquiry into his fitness to hold office.

The letter accused Abrahams of undermining public confidence in  the integrity of the NPA.

The organisations gave President Zuma until four pm on Monday 7th of November or they will take legal action against the state.

In a statement, Helen Suzman foundation spokesperson, Francis Antonie, said the Presidency publicly to denied receipt of the letter and has now asked for another two weeks to respond.

The President was given until 16:00 on 7 November to respond. Despite due delivery of the letter the Presidency has seen fit publicly to deny receipt and to ask for another two weeks to respond.

On Tuesday, the organisations announced that they would be taking the matter up with the North Gauteng High Court as President Zuma failed to respond to their letter and did not take action against Abrahams.

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