AS IT HAPPENED: NPA boss: I won't resign

2016-10-31 10:24

NPA Head Shaun Abrahams says he will not resign despite withdrawing charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.


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The NPA has withdrawn charges of fraud against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, former SARS boss Oupa Magashula and former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

"I am satisfied that Mr Magashula, Mr Pillay and minister Gordhan did not have the requisite intention to act unlawfully," NPA head Shaun Abrahams told reporters in Pretoria on Monday.

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Abrahams hinted that the Sars rogue unit investigation is still underway. We may then be in for a repeat of this

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eNCA analyst on Shaun Abrahams: “His hubris is only surpassed by his stupidity”

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SA Twitter machine does not have kind words for NPA Head Shaun Abrahams

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Abrahams does a drop mic

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Abrahams says he will continue to have confidence in directors in prosecutions

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Abrahams informed the minister of justice on his decision not to prosecute

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Does the economy depend on one man, says a now confrontational Abrahams of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

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There will always be criticism, but Abrahams denies his tenure has hurt the credibility of the NPA. “I certainly do not owe anybody an apology”

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I’ve applied my mind to the law and to the facts – that should instil confidence, says Abrahams

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Embarrassed, disappointed? I don’t want to answer that question, says Abrahams

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Abrahams shifting uncomfortably as he tries to answer hostile questions from journalists

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More water

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Abrahams’ lieutenants stoic as the boss faces journalists: “Are you embarrassed?”

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Will look into whether anybody’s head should roll

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Abrahams says he is not incompetent: “It’s an unfair question”  

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Abrahams says he had no knowledge of Sars deputy director for law administration Vlok Symington’s affidavit

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Abrahams says: I can’t tell what matter is being heard in every court

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The rand rallied following NPA boss Shaun Abrahams' lengthy speech ahead of his announcement that charges have been dropped against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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Investigations into Sars rogue unit continues

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No evidence that information was withheld from me, says Abrahams

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I will not pay due regard to political consideration. I won’t resign, says Abrahams

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Insists there was a case to prosecute. Is Abrahams passing the buck to more junior officials?

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Decisions to prosecute taken at various levels. Gordhan prosecution decision taken lower down in the chain. It wasn’t me, says Abrahams  

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More water

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Why did you make an announcement without looking at all the facts, asks News24

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Abrahams says that he is satisfied that Pillay, Magashula, Gordhan had no intention to act unlawfully

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Shame, who has the job of writing these speeches for Abrahams? Tough job, very tough job indeed

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