On Wednesday, AfriForum filed criminal charges against National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams and six other senior members of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Monique Taute‚ head of AfriForum’s anti-corruption unit‚ said the complaint followed an anonymous letter AfriForum received that elaborated on allegations of serious criminal conduct. She said a plea was made in the letter that AfriForum ensure the rot within the NPA was not allowed to continue. One allegation was that a witness protection vehicle was allocated to Abrahams‚ who then used the vehicle for personal benefit. "I believe the suggestion here is that all government assets are strictly governed and that the logbooks‚ etc, must, at all times — even under covert circumstances — reflect the factual use of the asset‚ but in this case the NDPP has corruptly ensured a personal and/or gratuitous official benefit to which he is not entitled [sic]" Taute said. Another allegation in the letter re...

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