Zuma will consider spy tapes judgment

2016-04-29 14:00
President Jacob Zuma. (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)

President Jacob Zuma. (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)

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Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has noted the High Court in Pretoria's order that the decision to discontinue the prosecution against him should be reviewed and set aside, the presidency said on Friday.

"As a party to the proceedings, the president has noted the decision of the court and will give consideration to the judgment and its consequences and the remedies available in terms of our law," spokesperson Bongani Majola said in a statement.

The charges were formally withdrawn by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in April 2009 and there was no pending litigation against Zuma, he said.

'Irrational'

On Friday, the court ruled that former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe’s decision in April 2009 to drop corruption charges against Zuma was irrational.

The charges relate to Zuma’s alleged involvement in the country’s multi-billion rand arms deal. 

Zuma’s former financial adviser Schabir Schaik was found guilty of fraud and corruption by the Durban High Court in June 2005. He tried to solicit a bribe for Zuma from a French arms company involved in the deal.

Mpshe based his decision on the so-called spy-tapes, recorded conversations between then Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy and former National Prosecuting Authority head Bulelani Ngcuka.

The two were recorded discussing the timing of bringing charges against Zuma. Mpshe felt this showed political interference in the case.

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