Spy tapes case cost taxpayers over R1m

2013-10-21 14:57

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Cape Town - Taxpayers have had to pay over R1m in the court case involving the DA trying to gain access to the so-called spy tapes.

"An amount of R1 262 479.70 has been paid to date in respect of costs incurred in defending litigation brought by the Democratic Alliance for the record from the National Prosecuting Authority [NPA] in relation to the NPA's decision with regard to the president," President Jacob Zuma said in written reply to a parliamentary question on Monday.

"The recordings represent one aspect of the litigation instituted by the Democratic Alliance. The amount paid is a reflection of the costs of the entire matter, and not only in respect of the recordings," Zuma said.

The tapes, and transcripts and other documents, relate to a 2009 NPA decision to drop corruption charges against Zuma.

Zuma has been granted leave to appeal the ruling in August that the NPA lodge the tapes with the registrar of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria within five working days.

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