Former African National Congress (ANC) treasurer general Mathews Phosa suggests that the General Council of the Bar investigate the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams after he charged the finance minister with fraud.

Mathews Phosa who is a long-time member of the ANC said he has also written to President Jacob Zuma asking that Abrahams be investigated.

He said the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa cannot be influenced and controlled by the presidency and other top government officials, hence the department’s head should be appointed by Parliament, not by the president so it would remain independent.

“I’m going to write a letter this afternoon to the General Council of the Bar to investigate. I agree with comrade Cyril [Ramaphosa], he did a good thing – it’s a little late but it’s appreciated. Pravin Gordhan must be left to do the business of the people including to root out corruption without fear or favour,” Mathews Phosa.

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