NPA extend deadline for President Zuma to file an argument

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NPA, Shuan Abrahams
NPA, Shuan Abrahams

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be charged for fraud and corruption.

NPA boss Shaun Abrahams has granted President Zuma a deadline extension until the end of January to make representations.

This came after the incumbent President failed to make submission after being instructed to do so by the NPA. Zuma reportedly requested the extension after failing to explain to the South African Prosecution watch dog on why he should not be charged.

President Zuma and the NPA failed in the appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal to have charges against the President being dropped.

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