Chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams met President Jacob Zuma and three cabinet ministers behind closed doors at the ANC's headquarters a day before announcing his decision to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with fraud. Abrahams and Zuma this week denied that possible charges against Gordhan or any other person were discussed at their Luthuli House meeting. In response to a question about the meeting, Abrahams, whose job as the head of the National Prosecuting Authority demands he be independent of any political influence, said he went to the ANC's headquarters at the invitation of Justice Minister Michael Masutha. "I was, however, at Luthuli House [on] Monday afternoon at the request of the minister of justice and correctional services, where I attended a meeting relating to the state of anarchy as a direct result of the violent student unrest ... with, inter alia, the minister of justice, minister of state security, minister of social development and the president," Abrahams sai...

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