No 'spy tapes' decision yet - NPA

By Drum Digital
13 May 2016

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has not yet made a decision regarding the so-called "spy tapes" judgment, it said on Friday.

Johannesburg -

"No decision has been taken. We are still within the 15-day period, which is allowed in legislation," spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku told News24.

The NPA had 15 working days to make a decision on the way forward.

"The last day will be May 23," he said.

On April 29, the full bench of the High Court in Pretoria found President Jacob Zuma should face the 783 charges of corruption.

After a seven-year battle by the DA, the court ruled that the decision to discontinue the prosecution against Zuma should be reviewed and set aside.

On April 6, 2009, then-NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe said transcripts of telephone conversations between then-Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy and former NPA boss Bulelani Ngcuka, showed political interference in the decision to charge Zuma.

The charges were withdrawn in the High Court in Durban on April 7, 2009.

Last month, the court found that Zuma should indeed face corruption charges after Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba said Mpshe had come under pressure and had, therefore, decided to discontinue the prosecution against Zuma.

"Mr Zuma should face the charges as outlined in the indictment," he said.

Source: News24

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