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The case against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan may be withdrawn on Monday. A National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) media briefing had been planned for Monday morning, at which NPA head Shaun Abrahams was expected to announce his decision on a request to review the charges by former South African Revenue Service commissioner Oupa Magashula and former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay. Charged alongside Magashula and Pillay, Gordhan was set to face two charges of fraud this week, linked to his rubber stamping early retirement for Pillay in 2010, and then reappointing him on contract during Gordhan’s first stint as finance minister. Sources close to the trio on Sunday told Business Day it appeared the charges might be withdrawn. A source close to Gordhan said it might be done to avert the protest march in which ANC members, leaders and stalwarts are set to participate and that is planned to coincide with his court appearance. The campaign, billed as a "people’s assembly against state ca...

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