Decision to drop Zuma corruption charges 'irrational', set aside

By Drum Digital
29 April 2016

The High Court in Pretoria has said the decision taken by former NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma in 2009 was irrational.

Summary:

Judge Aubrey Ledwaba found three contradictions in Mr Mpshe’s affidavits explaining his decision to withdraw the charges against President Zuma.

Mr Mpshe should have followed the legal processes on emergence of the “spy tapes” and allow the courts to decide if the charges should have been withdrawn.

He acted "alone and impulsively", and therefore his decision was “irrational”.

The decision from 2009 has been set aside.

The NPA and its head Shaun Abrahams must now decide if it will recharge President Jacob Zuma with the original 783 counts of corruption.

Source: News24

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