The National Prosecuting Authory (NPA) has dropped fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, along with Oupa Magashula and Ivan Pillay.
The announcement was made in a letter addressed to Gordhan's lawyers while the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams held a press briefing today regarding the matter.
The NPA laid a charge of fraud against Gordhan in relation to approving an early retirement payment to former SARS (South African Revenue Services) deputy commissioner, Ivan Pillay.
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Former SARS Commissioner, Oupa Magashula, and Pillay made their representations to Abrahams requesting a review.
He acknowledged media reports quoting that Gordhan had no faith on being treated fairly, saying he found his stance concerning as they remained unfounded.
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