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NPA squashes reports of fresh Gordhan 'rogue unit' charges

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says no decision has been taken on whether to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in connection to the controversial Sars unit.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku says that a decision with respect to charging Gordhan once again, will only be made once the investigation has been concluded.

We deemed it prudent to dispel the notion that a decision has been taken to prosecute the minister in respect of the so-called Sars rogue unit investigation.

Luvuyo Mfaku, NPA spokesperson

Last week NPA boss Shaun Abrahams announced that fraud charges against Gordhan had been dropped, but said that the probe into the so-called Sars rogue unit was still ongoing.

The City Press reported over the weekend that the NPA is set to charge Gordhan before Christmas in connection with the unit.

The NPA today released a statement saying that the article is entirely without merit.

The Finance Minister was the Sars commissioner in 2007 when the unit was allegedly established.

Mfaku says the Hawks have no say in pressurising the NPA over prosecutions, as suggested in the weekend reports.

The Hawks will never dictate to the NPA on how to exercise its prosecutorial discretion.

Luvuyo Mfaku, NPA spokesperson

Mfaku explained the process involved in prosecutions and the working relationship between the Hawks and NPA:


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