Friday 4 October 2016 9.59-----The chief prosecutor, Shaun Abrahams, has once again defended his reputation after he changed his mind and dropped charges against the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan.Abrahams announced the charges on 11 October. Then, on Monday this week - after several weeks during which the economy was battered - he announced he had decided to withdraw the charges.It is now clear that his decision to drop the charges did not go down well with those intent on removing Gordhan form office.He revealed to parliament this morning that the the head of the Hawks, Berning Ntlemeza, had pleaded with him not to drop the charges. He said Ntlemeza had contacted him after reading in the newspapers that charges were to be dropped and pleaded with him not to do so."I had made my final decision earlier that afternoon, prior to receiving further communication from the Hawks. I decided to overrule the decision to prosecute."Abrahams revealed that he had then got a message through t...

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