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AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter

NEWSWATCH: AfriForum filed criminal charges against National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams and six other senior members of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) yesterday, 11 April 2018, following the receipt of an anonymous letter containing detailed allegations of serious misconduct.
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Allegations, as reported by Business Day, included Abrahams' use of a witness protection vehicle for personal benefit, and a covertly funded, fraudulent travel claim from four other NPA members.

Head of AfriForum’s anti-corruption unit‚ Monique Taute said the grave nature of the allegations warranted investigation and they had therefore requested the police to look into the matter.



In a further tweet, Taute called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to remove Abrahams from office...



The NPA has since hit back at the civil rights group, calling the charges a “desperate campaign to besmirch” the NPA.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku has vehemently denied all accusations, further stating that, "The Integrity Management Unit (IMU) of the NPA has been conducting investigations since 2017 regarding the allegations of fraudulent subsistence and travel claims.

“The IMU has a mandate to investigate allegations of alleged misconduct by NPA officials and it is standard practice to refer allegations of criminality to the police.”

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