South Africa 24.10.2016 12:50 pm

15 reasons why the Abrahams-Zuma ‘secret meeting’ was wrong

National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams during a media conference on May 23, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. Abrahams announced that the Western Cape High Court dismissed the DA's application for an inquiry into Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba's fitness to hold office, without immediately providing reasons. Picture: Gallo Images

National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams during a media conference on May 23, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. Abrahams announced that the Western Cape High Court dismissed the DA's application for an inquiry into Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba's fitness to hold office, without immediately providing reasons. Picture: Gallo Images

The law expert says the NDPP should never ever go to the offices of any political party for a secret meeting.

Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos came out to criticise National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams on Monday morning.

This after it was revealed that Abrahams met behind closed doors with President Jacob Zuma at ANC headquarters, Luthuli House, a day before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was charged with fraud by the NPA.

This new revelation seemed to reaffirm widely held opinions that the charge against the finance minister was politically motivated.

But Abrahams denied he discussed Gordhan with the president during the “secret meeting”. He said the meeting was in connection with the Fees Must Fall protests that have led to shutdowns at a number of universities.

De Vos argued that the “NDPP should never ever go to the offices of any political party for a secret meeting”.

“NDPP is independent and should NOT discuss political issues such as student protests with the president or any minister,” said De Vos on Twitter.

Here are reasons why De Vos believes the “secret meeting” should not have happened:

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