Abrahams free to give direction on Zuma’s case

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National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams now has the green light to announce his decision on whether former President Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted.

The Constitutional Court dismissed an urgent interdict application by the Council for the Advancement of South Africa’s Constitution.

Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) wanted the highest court to bar Abrahams to make the announcement, which was set to be made any day from Thursday.

The Constitutional Court found that the urgency has been self-created, paving the way for Abrahams to make the announcement.

The directive from the court comes as it is yet to deliver judgement on Abraham’s future as NPA boss.

A High Court in Gauteng found that Abrahams’ appointment in 2015 by then President Zuma, was irregular and should be set aside.

At the same time, the Constitutional Court has to rule on whether former NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana should be reinstated.

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