Abraham's has one last shot at saving his job

Abraham's has one last shot at saving his job

- NDPP, Shaun Abrahams is due in court on Wednesday to state his case for the final time.

- The court will have to take into account the positive statements given in Nxasan's defense.

- President Ramaphosa does not show much confidence in Abrahams as he withdrew his appeal last week.

Freedom Under Law has told the Constitutional Court that National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, should not be allowed to remain in his position due to the fact that his appointment was a by-product of former president Jacob Zuma’s unlawful abuse of power.

Abrahams is due in court on Wednesday to appeal the judgment which ruled that the removal of Mxolisi Nxasana, was unlawful. He is likely to argue that this is not the case, and that his appointment is valid.

However the Court will also have to consider the argument that Nxasana should be reinstated to continue doing the job he was previously appointed as the his removal was also declared unlawful in a High Court ruling.

Briefly.co.za learnt that it is said that Zuma did this for his personal benefit, which was to minimise his own risk of prosecution. Advocate Wim Trengove told the court that Zuma abused his powers in order to rid himself of one National Director of Public Prosecutions and replace him with another.

Former Presiden Zuma gave the power of selection of the new NDPP to deputy president at the time, Ramaphosa. However, it does not seem that our new president is on Abrahams side as he withdrew this appeal last week.

Nxasana is not a "gravy-train beneficiary", but is a "whistle-blower", and "honourable man", who "resisted extraordinary pressure from the president but was eventually unlawfully forced out", stated Fritz

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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