Spy tapes: the numbers

2014-08-28 11:02

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783 – that’s how many charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering Jacob Zuma faced until April 6 2009. The charges were all dropped by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)

1 month passed – and, with 65.90% of the vote for the ANC, Zuma was elected president of South Africa during the national general elections and sworn in on May 9 2009

5 – the number of years the Democratic Alliance’s case has been running

6 – the number of court applications the DA brought in its bid to get the spy tapes

R8.8 million – the amount of money Zuma spent on lawyers from 2009 to the end of 2013, according to a parliamentary reply given by then Justice Minister Jeff Radebe last November

5 – the number of days the NPA now has to hand over the tapes, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Appeal

300 – plus-minus the number of DA supporters who came out to hear the ruling this morning

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