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NPA boss a laughing stock on Twitter

South Africans on Twitter have been tearing NPA boss Shaun Abrahams to shreds after making an about turn on plans to prosecute Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and two former senior Sars officials.

Abrahams held a press briefing on Monday morning to announce that fraud charges against Gordhan, Oupa Magashula and Ivan Pillay have been dropped.

But some of the public have called into question the integrity of Abrahams and the NPA, even suggesting that he should resign.

Abrahams told the media that he sees no need to apologise for what many believe was a major blunder with drastic economic consequences.

Tweeps have taken to social media to vent their frustration and throw some major shade.

(Watch the full press conference here.)

Below are some of the scathing Twitter responses to the news:

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NPA had no evidence to prosecute -  legal experts

NPA had no evidence to prosecute - legal experts

Legal analysts weigh in on NPA dropping fraud charges against Gordhan, Magashula and Pillay, but Abrahams is not stepping down.

BREAKING: NPA drops fraud charges against Gordhan

BREAKING: NPA drops fraud charges against Gordhan

The NPA wrote a letter to Gordhan's lawyers informing them of their decision.

Will NPA drop charges against Gordhan?

Will NPA drop charges against Gordhan?

City Press's Abram Mashego says talks have been underway behind the scenes and NPA press briefing later this morning may confirm.

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SA business throws their weight behind Pravin Gordhan

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Bonang Mohale says South Africa needs to work hard to avoid a down grade and shouldn't be dealing with non factual fraud charges.

NDPP won't speak on merits of charge against Gordhan - SACC

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Is Gordhan's firm stance forcing NPA's Shaun Abrahams to back down?

Is Gordhan's firm stance forcing NPA's Shaun Abrahams to back down?

Gordhan has remained resolute and refused to make submissions to NPA on the on fraud charges by yesterday's 5pm deadline.

Pravin Gordhan says no confidence in NPA boss

Pravin Gordhan says no confidence in NPA boss

Gordhan's lawyer Tebogo Malatji says finance minister not prepared to make representations to NDPP.

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