#ShaunAbrahams extends deadline for Zuma to make representations

#ShaunAbrahams extends deadline for Zuma to make representations

National director of public prosecutions Shaun Abrahams has extended President Jacob Zuma's deadline to explain why he should not face corruption charges‚ eNCA reported on Monday.

"He [Abrahams] refused and gave them [until] January 31". They initially asked him for an extension until February 19 due to " non-availability due to prior legal commitment" and the complexity of the matter since 8 years had passed since Zuma made representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Abrahams has been accused of protecting Zuma from prosecution.

Abrahams says in a letter that he considered the request and finds it is in the interests of the administration of justice to grant the request but makes it clear that there will be no further extensions. The president, in essence, has used the conference as one of the reasons why he should be allowed an extension. Zuma has indicated he will appeal the decision, but in the meantime the NDPP has granted the president a little more time to argue his case.

In a ruling involving Abrahams and Zuma on Friday, the High Court ruled that the Supreme Court had removed every barrier to Zuma being prosecuted. The party said in its submissions, that charges against Zuma were still in-effect and called for the NPA to set a court date for the President to have his day in court.

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