Any outcome at the Constitutional Court that left National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams in office would make a mockery of the Constitution, Wim Trengove SC argued on Wednesday. The confirmation hearing at the court heard that Abrahams’s sacking would right the wrongs of former president Jacob Zuma’s unlawful payment to get Mxolisi Nxasana out of office. The confirmation application was for a judgment delivered in December in the High Court in Pretoria. The position of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was declared vacant after it was found that the settlement agreement which saw Nxasana leave office in 2015 with a R17m golden handshake was unlawful. The high court also ruled that Zuma was too conflicted to appoint a new NPA head because of the possibility of being charged with corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The high court ruled that then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa make the appointment. That part of the argument has, h...

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