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What really happened between NPA v Gordhan?

By Pinky Khoabane

There’s something amiss about what happened yesterday – that the head of national prosecutions Shaun Abrahams, having charged Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of fraud, then asked him to apply for a review and when shown the middle finger, decided he would review the case and eventually come to the conclusion to drop the charges.

In between the few weeks between lodged charges and dropping charges, there was a lot of activity. Civil society, as I got to learn from a television interview I participated in yesterday, was going to undertake a

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5 Comments

  1. Me thinks there is every evidence incriminating this man but when the opposition politically took his side. The Hawks and NPA were somehow intimidated. They just got scared and lost it.It was quite shocking how they back-off, and withdrew the cases. It seems a certain few will stand in court accused except those who won’t be supported by DA and EFF. Seemingly the only who should stand accused is Pres.JG. If happens to be acquitted will always be stand-accused.Think the late Khwezi’s case.

  2. Your analysis is spot on leader. And yes, “Those of us who don’t watch or read news … were taken aback by the announcement of charges over HR issues when the big issue was the unlawfulness of the Rogue Unit.”

  3. Your analysis is spit on, my leader. And yes, “Those of us who don’t watch or read news (but I confirmed with someone whose pay check is dependent on news yesterday) were taken aback by the announcement of charges over HR issues when the big issue was the unlawfulness of the Rogue Unit.”.

  4. Why didnt the NPA wait for the Hawks to finalise their investigations into the spy unit and its activities, the IT revitalisation programme where Billions were spent without any open bidding. If this was a matter of pure maladministration, can the minister of finance keep his job?

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