The appointment of Shaun Abrahams as National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was as a result of former president Jacob Zuma's abuse of power, rendering any court outcome allowing Abrahams to remain in office a mockery of South Africa's constitution, Freedom Under Law (FUL) told the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.
Lobby group Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) brought an application in the Constitutional Court in a bid to confirm a high court ruling that set aside the prosecutions boss's appointment.
Wim Trengove, for FUL, during arguments on Wednesday, said Zuma ''bullied'' former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana and illegally used public funds to ''seduce him'' into leaving the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA).
''The president [Zuma] set out to get rid of the NDPP and replace him by another. He bullied him out of office by threatening him with an inquiry [into Nxasana's fitness to hold office] and when that did not work, the president seduced Nxasana with an obscene amount of money,'' said Trengove.