Zuma defends NPA head following SCA ruling

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President Jacob Zuma has come to the defence of the National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams, saying he cannot be suspended based on the recent Supreme Court of Appeal ruling.

President Zuma responded to a question from Congress of the People (COPE) Leader Mosiua Lekota about Abraham’s fitness to hold office.

He says there is nothing in the court judgement to suggest that Abrahams is not fit to hold office, adding that it will be irrational and unconstitutional to suspend Abrahams based on judgement.

Lekota’s question follows the NPA’s loss of the so called Spy Tape Case in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

This is just one of the written replies the president gave in Parliament.

Zuma also brushed off speculation that he intends to fire his deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa after being asked by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane.

“My office has already publicly refuted the reports that suggest that I am intending to remove Mr Cyril Ramaphosa as the Deputy President of the country,” adds Zuma.