Application to have Abrahams suspended thrown out

The court application to get President Jacob Zuma to urgently suspend National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams has been struck from the roll with costs.

The High Court in Pretoria says the matter brought forward by the Freedom Under Law (FUL) and Helen Suzman Foundation (HSL) lacks urgency.

FUL and HSL approached the court saying the President should not delay Abrahams' suspension as he has proven that he is incompetent after he charged Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, and later dropped the charges.

Zuma's laywer argued that the court bid is unnecessary as the Presidency is dealing with the matter and has written to Abrahams asking him to explain why he should not be suspended.

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