The Gupta family’s lawyer has accused NPA head Shaun Abrahams of improper conduct in his handling of the Estina dairy farm case.
On Monday, the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered the NPA to release over R250 million in assets and cash back to the Gupta family, their directors, as well as three Free State government employees.
This is the second challenge the controversial family has won against the state because of a lack of evidence against the accused.
The high court pointed out that the State did not fully disclose all the relevant facts available, particularly the details related to the earlier preservation order which had been set aside.
The family’s attorney Rudi Krause criticised the State’s conduct.
“It doesn’t dwell well for the National Director of Public Prosecution, who is charged with a duty to act in the utmost faith, to go behind our client’s backs and not disclose all the material facts to the court.”
The NPA has yet to respond to the judgement.