NPA head meets deadline set by Zuma

2016-11-28 17:03
Shaun Abrahams (Nico Gous, Netwerk24)

Shaun Abrahams (Nico Gous, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town – NPA head Shaun Abrahams has met his deadline and has given President Jacob Zuma reasons why he should not be suspended.

Today marked the deadline for Abrahams, as well as Gauteng Director of Public Prosecution Sibongile Mzinyathi, and Special Director of Public Prosecutions in the Priority Crimes Litigation Unit, Torie Pretorius, to provide reasons as to why they should not be removed from their current positions.

An NPA official, without going into detail, confirmed to News24 on Monday that the deadline had been met.

The three were requested to make submissions after the NPA laid charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, along with former senior South African Revenue Service officials Oupa Magashula and Ivan Pillay.

The charges were later withdrawn.

Meanwhile, the DA believes the submissions made to Zuma should be made public.

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach said the public deserved to know the facts surrounding the spectacle of Gordhan’s prosecution and subsequent withdrawal of charges.

"It is therefore of national importance that the President handles the rest of the process with complete transparency, in doing so placing himself above suspicion."

Last week, Zuma scored a victory when an urgent application for Abrahams’ dismissal, by Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation, was struck off the roll. 

Read more on:    npa  |  torie pretorius  |  jacob zuma  |  shaun abrahams  |  politics

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