Information within our disposal indicates that Shaun Abrahams has gotten a new employment in Botswana.
This is coming after a period of controversy that surrounded him in the handling of former president Jacob Zuma’s case.
The former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams has been handed a new job in Botswana.
Abrahams, who left his position as National Director of Public Prosecutions after the Constitutional Court declared his appointment unlawful, is now the lead prosecutor heading a multimillion-pula corruption case in South Africa’s neighbouring country.
According to City Press, he was appointed two months ago after being approached to lead the prosecution team in a politically charged case involving supposed allies of former Botswana president Ian Khama, who are alleged to have looted 250 million pula (R338 million) from that country’s National Petroleum Fund.
A prosecutor familiar with the developments said: “Abrahams has been working in Botswana for some months now. I think it is best for him to do something in life after his disastrous career at the NPA.”
Abrahams’ handling of matters relating to former president Jacob Zuma was criticised by a full bench of the Pretoria High Court in 2017, which found that his appointment was unlawful and set it aside.
Judge President Dunstan Mlambo ruled that Abrahams was biased in his dealings with Zuma, should vacate his office, and that then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa should appoint a replacement within 60 days because Zuma was “conflicted”.
However, Abrahams appealed against the ruling, but it was later confirmed by the Constitutional Court.
In Botswana, Abrahams appeared for the state for the first time on Thursday before the Broadhurst Magistrates’ Court in Gaborone, where the accused parties in the matter were demanding that the state reveal further particulars about the case they were facing.