New NPA boss to outline future plans

Shaun Abrahams will answer questions about his plans for the organisation today.

FILE. Newly appointed NPA boss Shaun Abrahams (left). Picture: Gallo Images/Foto24/Felix Dlangamandla.

JOHANNESBURG - New National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head, advocate Shaun Abrahams is expected to answer questions about his plans for the organisation today and about whether he will continue with the prosecution of his deputy, Nomgcobo Jiba.

Abrahams is being formally introduced to NPA staff by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha.

Abrahams was appointed to the post by President Jacob Zuma after Mxolisi Nxasana took a R17 million payout following reports he'd clashed with Jiba.

Abrahams is an NPA insider and would have taken this job knowing that he would have to decide whether to drop corruption charges against Jiba.

Jiba was his boss until he was appointed to his new job.

The charges against her were lodged by Nxasana but it would now seem he does have the power to review that decision.

Abrahams also knows that if the Democratic Alliance (DA) wins its application to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma, he might have to implement that decision.

That would mean he would be taking action against the very person who appointed him.