Shaun Abrahams

ConCourt to rule on Shaun Abrahams’ appointment

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver its judgment on whether or not the appointment of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams was lawful. In February this year, the ConCourt heard an application brought by two NGOs, Corruption Watch and Freedom under Law to confirm two declaratory orders that[…]

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Justice Minister backs beleaguered NPA head Shaun Abrahams

Justice Minister Michael Masutha said he has “full confidence” in chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams and he had supported the 2016 decision to bring charges against then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan – a move that knocked the rand but was reversed two weeks later. Abrahams had been accused by opposition parties and[…]

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Ramaphosa’s first 3 months of office

It’s been three months since Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as South Africa’s president and his pledge for a “new dawn” is unravelling, albeit slowly in some cases. Before he was sworn in on February 15, Ramaphosa’s influence as ANC president started to show: a new board was announced at the[…]

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NPA to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma

The NPA will prosecute former president Jacob Zuma on 16 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The charges relate to 783 questionable payments Zuma allegedly received in connection with the controversial multi-billion rand arms deal. “I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution[…]

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NPA’s Shaun Abrahams prepares to argue for his future

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NPA) Shaun Abrahams will argue alone at the Constitutional Court on Wednesday that his appointment is valid. His appointment was set aside by a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court. He and former President Jacob Zuma took the matter to the highest court[…]

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Zuma to face 18 charges

Prosecutors analysing former president Jacob Zuma’s representations to avoid his day in court have recommended that all charges against him be reinstated. City Press has reliably learnt that a team of five senior prosecutors unanimously recommended on Friday that Zuma face all charges that were previously withdrawn against him. They[…]

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Ramaphosa withdraws Zuma’s appeal over Abrahams appointment

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday withdrew an appeal lodged by his predecessor‚ Jacob Zuma‚ against a court ruling that the appointment of the National Prosecuting Authority‚ Shaun Abrahams‚ should be set aside and that he was too conflicted to appoint anyone to the position. Zuma appealed the ruling last month[…]

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D-Day for Zuma prosecution

It’s D-Day for Jacob Zuma. By midnight on Friday‚ a five-person prosecuting team will have to recommend to National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams whether or not to go ahead with the prosecution of the former president. In October last year Abrahams gave Zuma and the Democratic Alliance until[…]

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‘Court ruling on Jiba shows that Abrahams must go’

The Democratic Alliance has hailed a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, against embattled NPA boss Shaun Abrahams, saying that it has demonstrated that he is unfit for high office and that he should vacate his office. DA MP and party justice spokesperson Glynnis Breytenbach – a[…]

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