Shaun Abrahams adamant he's not politically captured

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams says he is not politically captured and he demonstrated his independence by withdrawing criminal charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Speaking to Eye Witness News, Abrahams insists he did not bow to public pressure in making a decision to withdraw the case against the minister.

Even though there’s a massive political narrative out there associated with the matter, I hope my decision to withdraw the charges clearly demonstrated my independence.

Shaun Abrahams, National Director of Public Prosecutions

Abrahams insists that he was not doing the bidding of any political powers by charging Gordhan and acknowledges that the decision has made him public enemy number one.

Never. Never at any stage and never will I be. I can assure the public out there and myself that that’s certainly not the case.

Shaun Abrahams, National Director of Public Prosecutions

EWN reporter Mandy Wiener asked Abrahams why he decided to take up his current position in the NPA.

I felt I could make an immense difference as the head of this institution and since my appointment I think we've done a really good job but we can still do so much better as an institution.

Shaun Abrahams, National Director of Public Prosecutions

[Watch] EWN Exclusive interview with Shaun Abrahams, the man who charged Finance Minister for fraud.


Read More
'Banned ANC delegates have shot themselves in the foot, got what they deserved'

'Banned ANC delegates have shot themselves in the foot, got what they deserved'

Deputy Editor of Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha says branches were warned but did not listen, and he has no sympathy.

Adam Habib: Where would the money to fund free education come from?

Adam Habib: Where would the money to fund free education come from?

Vice-Chancellor of Wits University Adam Habib says Zuma's promise requires about R40 billion in order to be fulfilled.

Hints of political motivation reflect badly on the law - Law Society

Hints of political motivation reflect badly on the law - Law Society

Law Society of South Africa has called on the NPA head Shaun Abrahams to reconsider his position.

Yacoob and Kriegler slam Shaun Abrahams

Yacoob and Kriegler slam Shaun Abrahams

The withdrawal of fraud charges against Pravin Gordhan has many South Africans calling for Shaun Abrahams to resign as NPA director.

Mathews Phosa says evidence mounting for Bar to take NPA boss down

Mathews Phosa says evidence mounting for Bar to take NPA boss down

Phosa says Shaun Abrahams is morally bankrupt and should have announced his resignation after withdrawing the Gordhan charges.

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.

Popular articles
Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Benguela Global Fund Managers Chief Investment Officer Zwelakhe Mnguni.

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

Xanthea Limberg says no formal agreement has been reached but it looks forward to talks and learning more from France.

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni sat down with Ray White to discuss the future of the ANC.

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.