Johannesburg – The decision on whether or not former president Jacob Zuma will face criminal charges is to be announced this afternoon by NPA chief Shaun Abrahams.
The expected announcement which is scheduled to be made at 3:30pm in Pretoria on Friday afternoon has always been marred in controversy; based on the position of Abrahams as head of National Prosecuting Authority.
On Wednesday, the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) failed in it’s legal challenge to prevent Abrahams from making today’s announcement.
Based on the announcement today, Zuma could be facing charges of corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering. The charges relate to the spy tapes saga.
In 2017 the High Court’s ruling that former NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe made an error in dropping the charges against Zuma, was upheld by the Supreme Court.
Today’s long awaited announcement will be made from the NPA offices in Silverton.