NPA's Zuma decision predictable - DA

2016-05-23 12:00
National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shaun Abrahams. (Kopano Tlape, GCIS)

National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shaun Abrahams. (Kopano Tlape, GCIS)

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Cape Town - The National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) decision to appeal the ruling over the way corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma were dropped was "entirely predictable", DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach said on Monday.

"I don't believe they have got any prospects of success to get leave to appeal, let alone appeal," Breytenbach said.

This was after National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams announced on Monday that they would appeal Judge President Audrey Ledwaba's April 29 finding.

Ledwaba found that former acting NDPP Mokotedi Mpshe erred when he decided to stop the corruption case against Zuma and arms company Thales and its South African subsidiary Thint, because of alleged political interference.

Since Ledwaba's judgment was handed down the big question has been whether the NDPP would start procedures to prosecute Zuma again. Zuma had originally faced at least 783 charges.

But earlier on Monday, Abrahams said: "I believe it needs the decision of an appeal court."

Read more on:    da  |  npa  |  jacob zuma  |  shaun abrahams  |  cape town  |  corruption

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