NPA: DA claims of selective prosecution unfair

NPA: DA claims of selective prosecution unfair

The DA is calling for the immediate suspension of NPA head Advocate Shaun Abrahams, accusing him of not taking action over corruption charges.

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams speaks in Parliament regarding the charges against Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says claims by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane that the office is politicised and has a culture of selective prosecuting are unfair.

The opposition party is calling for the immediate suspension of NPA head Advocate Shaun Abrahams, accusing him of not taking action over the corruption charges laid against people named in the so-called Gupta leaks.

The DA has also taken issue with the prosecuting authority for not deciding whether or not to charge President Jacob Zuma with corruption over Nkandla.

But the NPA’s Luvuyo Mfaku says Maimane is merely grandstanding.

“The assertion that we have not done anything, that we are biased, it cannot be correct.

“There is no way in which the NPA would actually make a decision on the basis of an incomplete investigation.

“Everything has to be thoroughly investigated. Once our prosecutors are satisfied, done, and the evidence that has been collected is enough for them to make a decision, they will make a decision.”

Source: EWN

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