Revealed: how Shaun Abrahams was forced to act on Guptas
This week the Asset Forfeiture Unit set its sight on assets worth R1.6-billion belonging to the controversial Gupta family. This latest court action was widely welcomed and follows months of reporting on how the family captured state entities and enriched themselves.
The Sunday Times this week reveals how National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams ignored pleas from the AFU to proceed with the preservation order and only acted when threatened with court action late last year.
“Shaun only succumbed to the pressure because he was threatened with court action which was going to embarrass him as a Zuma stooge,” a senior official has told the Sunday Times.
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The AFU this week executed two preservations orders, one against global consulting firm McKinsey and Trillian and the other against the Guptas and their companies.
“It is the beginning of the closing of the net, but it is not evidence of Shaun Abrahams’s work ... It is well known that Shaun Abrahams has been blocking this event.”
Read the full story in the Sunday Times.