FITNESS FOR OFFICE
Shaun Abrahams replies to Zuma’s suspension question
The prosecutions head's letter relates to the decision to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan
Prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams has delivered written representations to President Jacob Zuma on why he should not be suspended pending an inquiry into whether he is fit for office. On November 14, Zuma gave Abrahams until Monday to make submissions. He made the same request of the two senior prosecutors who took the original decision to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan: acting head of the priority crimes litigation unit Torie Pretorius and Gauteng director of public prosecutions Sibongile Mzinyathi. The Presidency said on Monday "the matter was being attended to". The DA has in the meantime called on Zuma to make Abrahams’s submission public.