The Council on the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) says it has put the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams on notice not to make a decision to withdraw charges against President Jacob Zuma pending the outcome of a Constitutional Court ruling.
Casac has filed papers at the Constitutional Court asking for the enforcement of a High Court order to set aside Abrahams’ appointment as NDPP.
The court earlier ruled that Abrahams’ appointment be set aside and a new NDPP be appointed by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“In those directions, the court said that parties opposing Casac’s application must do so by the 19th of January and secondly, we caught with the lie to the fact that the apprehension that Mr Abrahams might take a decision with regard to charges against Mr Zuma.”
“We have, therefore, written to Mr Abrahams requesting a written undertaking from him that he will not withdraw the charges or that if he intends to do so he provides us with two weeks’ notice so that we may challenge that decision.”
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