Judgment against Shaun Abrahams vindicates NPA’s independence, says Mxolisi Nxasana
A Constitutional Court judgment that has stripped Shaun Abrahams of his position as national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), vindicates the constitution and the independence of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), former head Mxolisi Nxasana says. On Monday, the Constitutional Court ruled that a settlement agreement that saw Nxasana leave office in 2015 was unconstitutional and invalid, and ordered him to pay back R10m, which he received as part of the golden handshake that facilitated his move. As a consequence of that, it rendered Abrahams without a job, as his appointment was therefore also constitutionally invalid and was set aside.
WATCH: The Constitutional Court finds NDPP Shaun Abrahams's appointment invalid..