On Monday morning National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Shaun Abrahams did what everyone had known he was going to do all along. Even before the DA started arguing its case in the High Court in Pretoria that the corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reinstated, there was no doubt that when the time came, he would appeal the obvious judgment that was coming. While it’s heartening to know we were right, it’s disheartening to know the cynicism was justified. But, unfortunately, it seems impossible now for Abrahams to maintain his claim, made with such theatre on Monday, that he doesn’t live in anyone’s pocket, and that he is acting honestly, independently, and without prejudice. By STEPHEN GROOTES.