He says this correspondence is “damning”.
But he’s not arguing that Zuma “earmarked” Abrahams for the NDPP position.
“And that was completely unconstitutional”.
“An NDPP other than him should make that decision”.
Cachalia: and you accept the consequence of that may be a delay of up to a year?
“He’s filed affidavits in this case calling Mr Zuma an utter liar”.
Cachalia repeats the question: why is unilateral resignation of NDPP not allowed?
Chaskalson: there have to be reasons and there has to be acceptance.
There must be scrutiny he says.
#ShaunAbrahams in an impossible position, he argues: he’ll either be accused of trying to protect Zuma, or trying to curry favour with the new President.
These decisions need to be made by a person in whom the public has confidence.
There are too many senior people in the NPA who carry toxic baggage. #ShaunAbrahams
Delay would be justified, Budlender says, but he doubts it would take long for President Ramaphosa to appoint new NDPP.
This, she points out, was done “without the court even hearing his side”.
High Court refused Nxasana application for his affidavit to be admitted - because it was submitted too late.
This was defined by authorities pursuing a campaign against him, his subordinates (Jiba etc) plotting against him, Zuma failing to act.
Cachalia: the fact is that he succumbed to the pressure.
He says Nxasana has not actually paid back the R17million golden handshake payout.