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NPA to hand over Zuma record

2012-04-12 16:41

Bloemfontein - The National Prosecuting Authority will hand over a record of its decision not to prosecute President Jacob Zuma in 2009 to the Democratic Alliance, the authority said on Thursday.

NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said the office decided not to appeal against a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment to the Constitutional Court and that it would follow the process set out in the SCA judgment.

The SCA upheld an attempt by the DA to gain access to the records that led to the suspension of criminal charges against Zuma.

The court decided the record should exclude written representations made on behalf of Zuma and any consequent memoranda or reports prepared in response, or oral representations, if their production would breach confidentiality agreements.

The SCA further held that the record should consist of the documents and material relevant to the review, including those before the then acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe when he made his decision.

Comments
  • Piet - 2012-04-12 16:45

    Only half of the truth. The DA is wasting their time against this corrupt bunch....

      jacques.koorts - 2012-04-12 17:19

      True, but that's not the point. The DA want to publicize the information and keep remembering the public about it for the next elections. Basically - the truth will set you free. Get it?

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-12 17:23

      Possibly, but hey they have to at least give it a try.

      Lourens - 2012-04-12 18:25

      No they are not wasting time, they are the only ones who are fighting a battle that no one else is fighting.

      Godfrey - 2012-04-12 21:08

      @Steen, its only the anc supporters that see the DA as a White Minority. Check how many of the NP (apartheid party) members are holding top positons in the anc and Govt. before you next post.

      Henry - 2012-04-13 06:13

      A week or so ago Zuma gave on of the NPA bosses' husband a presidential pardon for his criminal record and then yesterday NPA releases their records. Its hard to say if one has to do with the other but still you'd think Zuma would avoid unnescessary scandal.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-04-12 16:47

    I need a month supply of popcorn for this...DA please distribute it in Blueray not bundled with 1-D glasses like it would with ANC...

  • Hugh - 2012-04-12 16:53

    Enough time to alter and sift out anything incriminating. any bets that the report will not contain the information on who supplied the taped to Hulley

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-12 17:24

      NO. I see no takers, I wonder why?

  • Pat - 2012-04-12 16:54

    Is this now the original document or is this another ANC fabrication. There is just nothing they do that is trustworthy.

  • Patiwe - 2012-04-12 16:56

    I wish the "President" can one day have his day in court.

  • tobydt - 2012-04-12 16:57

    Hehe, on his 70th bday. Nailed it.

  • Pule - 2012-04-12 16:58

    Zuma's legacy,1st illiterate,Corrupted,fraudulent President of ANC.First President to utilize 3 to four langauges when addressing formal speech.Incompetency.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-12 17:23

      My question is. Does the ANC takes us for granted to such an extent that it can offer us this type of a president? Are we that blindly loyal to an organisation that insult our intelligence?

      Patiwe - 2012-04-12 17:33

      Madise it is not about black power, but about what the anc can offer us as the first citizen that we can be proud of and respect across,political,ethnicity,racial and otherwise.

      Lerato - 2012-04-12 17:39

      @Pule to use 3 or 4 languages is something you must give the guy credit. How many official languages are in SA, so to be literate is to use english only, shame on you. Go to Stellenbosch and see bright Prof who use their language Afrikaans proudly. Shame on you !!!!

      Pule - 2012-04-12 17:43

      Madise you confused....He can speak Isi-zulu with his girlfriends not in the National speech.

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-12 17:02

    If Zuma could to jail for his crimes

      Brian - 2012-04-12 17:50

      @Lerato: he wasn't acquitted, he never stood trial! The NPA decided not to prosecute. Soon after they disbanded the Scorpions, responsible for much of the investigation. A unit that had many, many breakthroughs against organised crime and was stepping on too many government toes. If you can't see the political interference written all over this you must be looking at the world through ANC tinted glasses. Lest you forget, Shaik was found guilty of having a corrupt relationship with Zuma. The whole issue the whole time was that Zuma was guilty by implication. It's hard to have a corrupt relationship alone. Don't be so naive.

      Irene - 2012-04-12 18:38

      Lerato ~ Eish but some of us are slow .....

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-04-12 17:09

    This doesn't mean president Zuma will be prosecuted again but for D.A. to scrutinize the doc.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-12 17:18

      They will scruitinise the records and see if what led to the halting of the prosecution was illegal or within the ambits of the law. If that decision was taken outside of the law, they will challenge it in court and the NDPP can be instructed to prosecute him only and only if the principle of "no one is above the law" is applied without fear or favour. I have my doubts. But the ANC as they had been enthrusted by the citizens of this wonderful country with all it's diversity to uphold our constitutional democracy, will have to prove me wrong.

      jacques.koorts - 2012-04-12 17:19

      True, but that's not the point. The DA want to publicize the information and keep remembering the public about it for the next elections. Basically - the truth will set you free. Get it?

      Patiwe - 2012-04-12 17:26

      Jaques I would like it to go to court as it will vindicate the DA on their position of a corrupt president, otherwise it will remain a hearsay and be used as a smear campaign against it.

  • zipho500 - 2012-04-12 17:12

    I love the DA optimism.Hello!!!! Wake up and smell the coffee! Zuma is in charge whether u like it or not,those records are just to make u feel important,anc couldnt really be bothered,so just chill,nothing will happen to Zuma,the sooner u realize that the better

      jacques.koorts - 2012-04-12 17:18

      True, but that's not the point. The DA want to publicize the information and keep remembering the public about it for the next elections. Basically - the truth will set you free. Get it?

      Press - 2012-04-12 17:18

      Yes Zipho500 - after all - why should we care if a criminal is in charge of the country or not - - i realize you have deep - very deep insight into matters of justice as they apply throughout the world . . .

      zipho500 - 2012-04-12 17:27

      Just keep dreaming people,and please let us know when to wake u up(when the anc wins the general elections again)!

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-12 17:27

      One day you will regret having a crook for a so called president.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-12 17:29

      @Zipho, That is too arrogant from you. As a member of the ANC we are taught to be humble when we advance the positions of the movement, and honesty is non-negotiable. This is what allianate minority vote.

      Lerato - 2012-04-12 17:33

      @zipho500 I can't agree with you more what a waste of time. The problem in SA we don't really have an opposition. DA must get real, now they got the docs I ask. And then ........ If they think Zuma is bad wait till he is replaaced by someone who will expadite expropriation - they will miss JZ wait and see.

      Warren - 2012-04-12 17:33

      @ zipho500: Well, at least the DA are not sitting on their fat butts (sipping Jonny Walker Blue lable) laughing at the people that voted for them.

      zipho500 - 2012-04-12 17:45

      @patiwe u don't have to disguise your DA membership.ANC rules and will continue ruling

      Patiwe - 2012-04-12 17:58

      @Zipho, anyway I don't need to account on you on my membership. If someone differs with you on opinion, that person is a DA member? This exactly what comrade Juju is talking about, supression of opinion which I have a right to not a priviledge. We are on one way to dictatorship. Mark my words.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-04-12 18:03

      @Zipho - Democracy lesson 101: Zuma DOES not RULE us - he SERVES us....Moreover, the ANC is in total disarray - they cannot even control Malema - he is leading them all by the nose - it is laughable how weak they are, especially Zuma.

      Godfrey - 2012-04-12 18:15

      @zipho500 you know Jesus is coming soon

      Piet - 2012-04-12 19:24

      zipho, luckily i can think for myself. Unlike ANC followers.....

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-12 20:25

      The IQ of the average ANC supporter is less than 70, ie. mental retardation. Zipho is proof of that.

  • Shonisani - 2012-04-12 17:29

    I wish this case can be reopen. All corrupt official and their leader(Zooma) must face the law.

  • Scouter - 2012-04-12 17:29

    A single A4 sheet measuring 210x297mm with a "Top Secret" red rubber stamp saying NFAR(no further action required). Bin 99. That's the way things work in the New South Africa, I am afraid.

  • Thandokuhle - 2012-04-12 17:38

    Zuma is going to be the president for the second term and he is not corrupt. The ANC is not corrupt, all you DA will always stay as opposition. Trying to rule through courts will only draw attention to the compromised judges within those chambers and we will regulate and review their judgements and delete them as they are politicaly bias.

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 17:44

      Haven't you got anything better to do? You should be in your slippers getting ready for bed.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-12 17:45

      Scarry, another sign of a dictatorship.

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 17:46

      PS - you need to add 'ed' at the end of 'bias'.

      Livvi - 2012-04-12 18:21

      Another Village Idiot on the loose, I see!!

      Irene - 2012-04-12 18:40

      Eish, and this one is even slower than Lerato.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-12 20:22

      Thandokuhle, you want to regulate the courts? Not only is it unconstitutional, it also ensures political bias! You're a blithering idiot. Somewhere, there's a village desperately looking for it's idiot. I'll let them know you've been found!

      frank.hartry - 2012-04-12 21:37

      THE ANC IS THE MOST CORRUPT POLITICAL PARTY IN AFRICA AND THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. WE TAXPAYERS PAY THIS MAN ZUMA A HUGE TAX FREE SALARY AND THEREFORE WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHETHER HE IS A CROOK OR NOT. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH STUPID ELECTIONS AND THE DA BUT OUR RIGHT TO KNOW. ZUMA MUST STAND UP AND BE MANLY ENOUGH TO FACE HIS ACCUSERS IN COURT OF THE STRONG ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD AND CORRUPTION. HE CANNOT HIDE. THE ALLEGATIONS WILL NOT GO AWAY. WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THEM. NOW ZUMA MUST STOP EMBARRASSING SOUTH AFRICA AND PROVE HIS INNOCENCE OF THE NUMEROUS ALLEGATIONS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH THIS ANC WHO SEEMED TO THINK THAT IT AND ZUMA ARE ABOVE THE LAW.

  • Mart - 2012-04-12 17:40

    This country does not have enough time to pursue this matter. At this point in time it suits those that are actually running this country, the organised crime bosses, to have Zuma and his other cronies where they are. Organised Crime has many many levels starting with very powerful legitimate business men and women, the string pullers, right through to hitmen on the ground whose job it is to un-nerve those citizens capable of forming a viable opposition to them (read white farmers, black hardworking thinking individuals and groups.) Read it again good people ....the puppeteers are in charge.)

      Thandokuhle - 2012-04-12 17:57

      Vote them out if you can, you are entitled to your opinion wrongs as it is.

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-12 17:43

    The wheel turns...we will see what happens

  • Biggs - 2012-04-12 17:48

    Hellen Zille u gonna need miracle on this voyage which u about to take. Just ask me , I tried before, maybe just try Malema a refugee

  • Thoka - 2012-04-12 17:50

    hang on why all of a sudden, is this another plot by ANC right wing to kick out Mr President using DA as puppet. Msholozi isnt my main man but somethings dont add up here.

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 19:23

      Not much at all, judging by your 'speak' Thoka.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-04-12 17:55

    Well DA may not see thias but they are wasting our money whereas it has been wasted before by the birthday man (president Zuma) back then. Why couldn't DA just leave this alone now ? They won't prosecute the man and his party no DA can't and won't do that.

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 19:32

      You don't actually expect a personal response with a name like that do you? @Ndy,@Ndye,@Ndyeb... oh sod it, I give up.

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 19:35

      PS - get back to English grammar 101

  • Theo - 2012-04-12 17:55

    If the ANC had any brains, they would put corruption-free politicians in power, strong and able leaders as premiers and department heads, even if they lose 5 or 10 % of the vote. In the long run, it would serve them and the country better than the bunch of inept gold diggers we have now. Shees, how difficult can it be? And don't tell me there are none, pull in Ramaphosa, Motsepe and Richard Maponya, at least they are already beyond rich and wouldn't have to raid the state coffers too...

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 19:38

      "News24 deleted this reply from Scouter"

      mosepidi.molokomme - 2012-04-12 22:47

      @Theo, the politicians are half the problem SA is facing. For corruption to exist,,there must be a corruptor and a corruptee. Now if you take 100 highest tenders in SA in any province and check who won them, I bet my last drop of blood in my body, it will be white business with possible small BEE partners. Why do we only blame the people who receives the bribes but not the givers? Until white business stops making corruption lucrative, we won't have corrupt public servant.

  • Jacques - 2012-04-12 18:10

    Give your opinion about President Zuma's corruption allegations at www.thetimo.com and see who agrees with you!

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 19:39

      "News24 deleted this reply from Scouter"

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-12 19:38

    Ay no there are some clever,sorry,think they clever idiots making comments here hahaha.Remember a fish rots at its head first this country is a fine example of that.

  • Scouter - 2012-04-12 19:52

    A single A4 sheet measuring 210x297mm with a "Top Secret" red rubber stamp and a underlaying title saying NFAR(No Further Action Required). Bin 99. Or, in other circumstance one might see NFAS - (which means No Further Action Suggested). But that generally only appears when government is feeling insecure. I suspect that NFAS documents are doing the rounds right now. That's the way things work in the New South Africa, I am afraid

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-12 20:20

    Let the game begin. I have all the time in the world to watch this unfold. I love SA. Well done DA on this one.

  • Johann - 2012-04-12 22:05

    When an intelligent man brings a law suit against a fool, the fool only laughs and becomes loud and abusive,written by a very wise man Solomon.It just goes beyond description what's taking place in this land of fools,and we have not seen the worst yet !

  • Voiceinthedesert.co.za - 2012-04-13 07:40

    Another joke these guys just do what they want and then they make things disappear or leave out parts of statements that could incriminate them. I think Malema is right in saying this guy is a dictator but ja what can anybody do?

  • Morama - 2012-04-13 07:57

    ANC and Zooooormer himself are playing tricky game with the illiterate and ignorant majority that votes for them. Where in hell have you seen a president with such scandals?I mean thois is the same guy who preaches the message that HIV is prevented by shower immediately after sex. If he is innocent,why don't he just voluntarily go to court to appease all the people he's leading?

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-13 12:11

    The DA is not going to find anything. That has bene taken care of a long time ago.

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