NPA boss Shaun Abraham this morning announced that charges have been dropped against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Abrahams made the announcement during a press briefing held by the NPA at its head office in Pretoria. Gordhan had been expected to appear in the Pretoria Regional Court on 2 November on charges of fraud.
On 11 October, the NPA announced it would charge Gordhan, former Sars commissioner Oupa Magashula and former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay for fraud. The charges were related to Gordhan approving Pillay’s request for early retirement.