Gordhan Charged. Abrahams a cat’s paw

Well it happened.
I never thought it would. I never thought that Zuma would be so reckless, but I clearly underestimated him.
Pravin Gordhan is to appear in court to face charges over his granting of early retirement and a pension to Ivan Pillay.
What is particularly suspicious is that the arm of the National Prosecuting Authority that will be prosecuting Gordhan is the Priority Crimes Litigation Unit (PCLU). The job of the PCLU is to “investigate and prosecute crimes contemplated in the implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act and serious national and international crimes. These include terrorism, sabotage, high treason, sedition, foreign military crimes committed by mercenaries, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.” Why is such a high powered unit involved in prosecuting an administrative issue?
This is nothing but an attempt to remove Gordhan so that someone more pliable can be made Minister of Finance. Legal experts have looked at the charges. Their take is that the charges reference something that is perfectly legal and that they are “transparently malicious”, and “legal nonsense”.
Shaun Abrahams, the National Director of Public Prosecutions, has long shown himself to be a willing cat’s paw of Zuma. When Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi were hauled over the coals by judges after their execrable and malicious conduct in several court cases, he not only ignored their misconduct, but promoted them. It was all to no avail, as last month the High Court in Pretoria ordered that they be struck off the Roll of Advocates. Judge Francis Legodi upheld the application by the General Council of the Bar to have them removed.
This is disgraceful.


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