Abrahams ready to make public announcement on Zuma’s case

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The decision whether or not to prosecute former President Jacob Zuma could be made in matter of days.

That’s if the Council for the Advancement of South Africa’s Constitution (CASAC) agrees to waiver the two weeks’ notice they agreed to with National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams.

Abrahams wrote to CASAC saying that he is ready to make the public announcement, but would have to do it after March 15 if CASAC doesn’t agree to waive their two week notice.

The prosecutorial team informed Abrahams last week on whether they believe the NPA has a strong case against the former President.

At the time when the case was dropped in 2009, then ANC President Zuma, faced 18 fraud and corruption charges relating to his alleged corrupt relationship with his former financial advisor, Schabir Shaik.

The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a high court ruling which found that the 2009 decision was irrational and set aside.

Abrahams’ decision, comes as he will fight in the Constitutional Court on Wednesday to keep his job after the high court found that his appointment was irregular, and declared a vacancy in the office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).

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