South African Concourt Reserves Judgment in Prosecuting Boss Saga

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in a matter in which Shaun Abrahams, the head of the National Prosecutions Authority, was arguing to stay in his post. A full bench of the North Gauteng High Court found his appointment by former president Jacob Zuma invalid, and ordered that then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa make a new appointment. Zuma decided to appeal this ruling. Many believe that Zuma did this so that Abrahams would not prosecute him on various charges that include corruption. Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president after Zuma's resignation, and withdrew the State's appeal in the Abrahams matter.


The Constitutional Court is hearing why Shaun Abrahams should not lose his job as head of the National Prosecutions Authority.

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National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams

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