Shaun Abrahams confirms Zuma will have his day in court

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The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Adv Shaun Abrahams, has today confirmed to me in writing that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has commenced its preparation towards the 783 counts of corruption, fraud and racketeering charges against Jacob Zuma and that the evidence is available and ready, and the witness list set to be finalised by 30 November 2017. The DA looks forward to a trial date being set shortly after the witness list is finalised, and we will now begin preparing for trial.

Adv Abrahams was responding to a letter I wrote to him last week, following the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision which found that the decision to drop 783 charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering against Jacob Zuma was irrational, and set aside. Today, Abrahams confirmed the following:

  • He has already met with the Acting Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), Gen. Matakata, enquiring on the availability the relevant witnesses and the documentary evidence;
  • All the relevant evidence is still available and in the care the DPCI;
  • The availability of witnesses will be determined before 30 November 2017; and
  • If the President wishes to make any new representations on issues not previously considered, he has until 30 November 2017, and so do we.

While we welcome this action, we are of the belief that Jacob Zuma is being afford special treatment by the NPA. Any other person would be hauled before a court and charged. Yet, this is not the case with Jacob Zuma. He should be notified of his Court date immediately, like any other accused and the court process should commence.

President Zuma himself has stated on numerous occasions that he wants his day in court, and after an 8 and a half year legal fight, we are the cusp of such a reality. Jacob Zuma must realise that no one, including himself, is above the law.

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4 Responses to Shaun Abrahams confirms Zuma will have his day in court

  1. Ashley Crookes October 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm #

    Can’t wait for this. It’s time the scum that is President Zuma is put in jail where he belongs.

  2. Nick Walker-Webb October 21, 2017 at 4:41 am #

    Ok that’s all good and everything, but he is 3 steps ahead of you. He will fire Cyril Ram. and put his wife there as DP. He will then step down as President just before the trial date. NDZ will then assume to the presidency. The ANC steal the elections (they have stolen most things) by vote rigging, and he gets a get out of jail card from NDZ. That’s if he goes to jail, depending if the NPA has not lost the evidence and his case is discharged. But here is the trick. he has not served 2 terms, so he comes back as President, after the NEC recall NDZ! How can he be stopped?

    • Pieter Uys October 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

      7 years is a long time for the witnesses to be still available !

  3. Elgee Strauss October 21, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    Shaun Abrahams? ha ha Zuma not guilty on all charges… this will just be a waste of our money… how much was already spend trying to take down the untouchable Zuma… just shows his just playing dumb you dont need matric to fool a country sorry run a country… if the scorpions were still he he wouldve been in jail long time

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