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zumaEWN reports that the decision by National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma for the string of charges that had been brought against him in 2009 has been widely welcomed.  

The SA Federation of Trade Unions said on Saturday:  “At long last the tide has turned against a political leader who bankrupted the nation through his systematic looting of the country to enrich himself, his family and his cronies at the expense of the people, especially workers and the poor.”  But the decision to prosecute the ex-president does not stop there, as Saftu, as well as the Democratic Alliance, want NPA head, Shaun Abrahams to go.  Saftu’s Patrick Craven said:  “The big question then will be who will replace him and I hope that the new head of the NPA will not hesitate to bring additional charges as and when new evidence becomes available which I’m sure it will if not already there on their files.”

  • Read this report by Kaylynn Palm in full at EWN
  • Read too, Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted, NPA boss announces, at TimesLive
  • Read Saftu’s press statement at Saftu online

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