Former National Prosecuting Authority head, Shaun Abrahams, has found a new job in Botswana. Following his resignation, Abrahams is set to be lead prosecutor in a high-profile corruption case and it appears as if this has been in the pipeline for some time now.
Shaun Abrahams, former NPA head, is set to lead prosecution in a major political corruption case in Botswana.
Abrahams resigned as National Director of Public Prosecutions following a Constitutional Court ruling that his appointment had been unlawful.
It seems as if the lawman has bounced back with this new case, prosecuting allies of Botswana's ex-president, Ian Khama, for allegedly looting R338 million from the nation's National Petroleum Fund.
While Abrahams has not confirmed his involvement, a prosecutor close to the case has commented that:
“Abrahams has been working in Botswana for some months now. I think it is best for him to do something in life after his disastrous career at the NPA.”
According to News24, the former NPA head had a rocky start in his new position. One lawyer told local reporters that Abrahams would not be allowed to disrespect him after being accused of "talking some hot air".
The case has, naturally, created division in the country with some saying law enforcement was being utilised to settle political disputes by President Mokgweetsi Masisi's administration, which is in a deadlock with his predecessor, Khama.
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