Abrahams receives memorandum on Zuma prosecution recommendations

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National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head, Shaun Abrahams, has received the memorandum outlining recommendations regarding whether former President Jacob Zuma should be prosecuted or not on corruption charges. The charges stem from the arms deal of the early 2000s.

Abrahams is considering the recommendations from a team of expert prosecutors and will advise on the way forward in due course. Abrahams had set Friday as the deadline for the memorandum to be sent to him.

The NPA remains tight lipped on details surrounding criminal charges against former president Jacob Zuma. Zuma submitted his representations to the NPA last month in line with the court ruling which set aside a 2009 decision by former acting prosecutions boss Mukotedi Mpshe to drop charges against him.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku says they will not be commenting on the matter at least for now as it deals with sensitive information involving people rights. It’s now all eyes on Abrahams to see if he confirms the reinstatement of charges against Zuma or not. The embattled head of prosecutions is under tremendous pressure. His appointment has been set aside by the North Gauteng High Court. However he is appealing the decision.

On the other hand the Democratic Alliance threatened further legal action should he not reinstate the charges against Zuma.

SABC News journalist Aldrin Sampear sheds more light on the issue.