President Cyril Ramaphosa has intensified government’s campaign against corruption and state capture with a proclamation establishing an Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions.
He’s an unlikely hero is Shaun Abrahams, the now-disgraced former head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). But Abrahams may inadvertently have done the country and the currency a world of good by getting sacked amidst the emerging markets currency crisis.
NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku was adamant on Tuesday that the National Prosecuting Authority’s Shaun Abrahams had not reported to “work” after the Constitutional Court on Monday ruled his 2015 appointment legally invalid.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite as Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions following this week’s ruling by the Constitutional Court on the appointment of Advocate Shaun Abrahams.
South Africa’s famous forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan has joined thousands of “the good, honest cops” in celebrating today’s Constitutional Court judgement which ejected the tainted head of the country’s National Prosecuting Authority.
BUSA President Sipho Pityana has welcomed today’s Constitutional Court decision that effectively removes Shaun Abrahams as head of the NPA – but has called for a fully transparent process around the appointment of his successor.
With the final stroke of a pen from a majority bench of Constitutional Court judges, Advocate Shaun ‘the Sheep’ Abrahams’ time at the very top of the National Prosecuting Authority came to an abrupt end on Monday morning.