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Zuma spy tapes battle continues

2013-07-24 08:28

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance will head to the North Gauteng  High Court on Wednesday to continue fighting for the release of the so-called Zuma spy tapes.

"The DA will request that the... court compel the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to hand over documents and tapes that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) found the DA was entitled to," party spokesperson Ryno Geldenhuys said in a statement on Tuesday.

The tapes are recordings of intercepted phone conversations, which the Democratic Alliance believes will shed light on the dropped fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

The recordings formed the basis for a decision in 2009 by then acting NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe to drop the charges.

In March 2012, the Supreme Court of Appeal gave the NPA 14 days to produce the documents.

"It is extraordinary that the DA is even required to ask a court to compel the NPA to abide by an order of the SCA," Geldenhuys said.

The DA had argued that the tapes were given to the NPA by the National Intelligence Agency, rather than by Zuma's legal team. As such, the party believes the documents are not privileged information.

Zuma's lawyer Kemp J Kemp contends this has no bearing on the matter.

Comments
  • Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-24 08:34

    Why does a President of a democratic country has to be forced to do the right thing?People can say whatever they want to say about Malema,but atleast he has balls and he's not a coward.Our President is a bloody damn joke and a coward.

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-24 09:21

      We must do exactly what the Egyptians did.Now I don't care who we put in as the next president,just as long as it's not Zuma.We really should start a revolution and show DA that we are with them & they've got our full support,I'm not DA support but this is good for our country.Zuma must be overthrown.

      Eterni80 - 2013-07-24 09:27

      Malema and Zuma are cut from the same rotten cloth - if Mal enema was in charge, he would also be wearing teflon clothing - this is to ensure that nothing sticks.. with the cANCer in power, the truth has been locked in a prison cell on robben island.

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-24 09:47

      @Gavin.Don't you dare compare Malema with Zuma fool.Malema has the balls to go to court,he goes to interviews and answers every question thrown @ him.To this day I've never saw doing a fair interview or going to court and pushing for a trial date to clear his name just like Malema.Zuma is using state resources to cover his stinking a*#.

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  • Gerald Beer - 2013-07-24 08:34

    Sadly when it comes to the name zuma its like farting against thunder.

  • Andrew Goodall - 2013-07-24 08:40

    Nixon was forced to resign as a result of his tapes, wonder whether in SA we will insist on the same, or have we become such a banana republic that being in power and staying in power are more important than how our leaders use that power.

      Eterni80 - 2013-07-24 09:28

      the yanks are many things, but they keep their leaders honest, the same doesn't apply here - the arrogANCe is above the law.

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-24 11:40

      Gavin Venter. There was nothing honest about father and son Bush.

  • Raymond Kok - 2013-07-24 08:43

    and with moegoe moegoe beieng the chief justice the DA will not get very far those tapes are gone thats why they are fighting so hard to hand it over

  • Iain McDougall - 2013-07-24 08:44

    *YAWN* Its never going to happen, DA.

      Paul Stanley - 2013-07-24 09:31

      Yes Iain, you are probably right, so lets just give up any hope and take not interest in the future of our country...sorry it woke you up. Your attitude is pathetic, and its people like you that make the likes of Zuma stronger. Go back to sleep and I hope you don't wake up for 100 years (if you get my meaning).

  • Andrew M - 2013-07-24 08:47

    Is our President and his attorney Hulley together with the NPA above the Law of the land. Well it certainly seems that is the case. Had this been a private citizen a case of contempt would have been instituted and if not complied with a jail term would result. How come the refusal is still not subject to further action or is it a case of intimidation. This leads one to believe the Presidential commission into the arms deal will be a total sham with no finality, no matter the findings of many of the arms deal supplier investigations and their publications. It is high time the people of this country stand up and be counted to stamp out fraud and corruption.

  • Zama MaDlomo Mtshali - 2013-07-24 08:51

    DA they waste their energy on Zuma nothing else boring shem

      Lengoabala Thabiso - 2013-07-24 08:58

      Are you mentally fit?

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-24 09:09

      And you're just another dumb illiterate Zulu idiot,just like your President.

  • Sisie Indola - 2013-07-24 08:53

    There are no spy tapes - it was just talk to get those charges against Zuma dropped so that he could start his life of stealing from the public with impunity. If the majority think that Zuma will go quietly they are dreaming. This man is a dictator (just like all those other dictators in Africa) and he ain't going no where. All talk and no action...he has always professed to want his day in court but my heavens he will do anything to stay out of court. Especially as his spin doctors aren't allowed in the dock with him, and we all know that every time he opens his trap he sticks both his feet in it. And the worst thing is he believes his own tripe.

  • Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-24 09:05

    Lets start a revolution.Blacks/whites/coloureds or who ever.Let's stand together and match to the union buildings and demand for Zuma to be overthrown because DA can't do this alone,we need to back them and give them our full support because this is not about us,it's about the next generation.

      Nkoneni Albert Netshiendeulu - 2013-07-24 09:28

      I am with you baba, this is going to far. He is turning into a dictator bit by bit and we south African are doing what, sitting and watching while the country is going down the drain. He doesn't care about us; he is more concern about his cronies and expanding his families through polygamy. This is not it; it has to come to and end and who can do that? only us the citizen by walking to Union building like the Egyptians and demand his outing; we put him there, so we have the right to also take him out. If we leave this to the member of parliament to have a vote of no confidence against him; they will never do that because the majority of the MPs are his cronies and he is busy getting rid of all the people who want him down like Tokyo, Juju and others. He is only surrounding himself with people that he drinks from the same stream with.

      Mandy Pepler - 2013-07-24 09:42

      Very well said Makaveli and Nkoneni, us citizens complain on the news forum but nothing will be achieved this way, our words and feelings fall on deaf ears. We must stand together as a nation and overthrow this government because clearly they are not planning to go anywhere. as long as Zuma and his cronies are in charge our country will go downhill until there is nothing left.

      David Moshugi Hlabang - 2013-07-24 10:04

      Ke nnete lets start revolution lets stand together and match to the union buildings and demand for Zuma to be overthrown samething e ye tsagalang ko Brazil re kgatetse ke Magodu Ma afrika wake up and smell the cofee before it is to late gago thuse go bua with out any action

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-24 11:44

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur. Gogo is 75, spend almost forty years marching and protesting, but if push comes to shove, I'll march again. For what we have now, is not what we fought for.

  • Ludwe Ngoma - 2013-07-24 09:12

    Zuma deserves to be in jail fullstop, he is a criminal with his bunch of his Loosers (His cabinet). They drag our country into mud. What kind of a President he is? He is focusing to his family, friends and King Zwelithini. What about other Kings in our country? This so called President I have never heard talking about the Middle Class Provision but he needs their vote, dream on Nkandla President.

  • Vasco Vigis - 2013-07-24 09:12

    Ok good luck.

  • Nemukumbini Shonza - 2013-07-24 09:33

    This is what happen when a country is being lead by a person who don't have Grade 12................ What a shame to Zuma name..................

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-24 11:48

      Nemukumbini Shonza. It isn't the standard of education someone has, it is his morals that count. In this case morals are nowhere to be found, so even if he did have grade 12, it wouldn't matter.

  • BLUESILVER2012 - 2013-07-24 10:03

    Now the tapes will be exposed, Zuma has made to many enemies, wealthy powerful enenmies.

  • Mandilakhe Biza Buzani - 2013-07-24 10:10

    DA is just tryng to win over votes! Like or not Zuma is still gonna lead!

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-24 10:17

      Dumb dumb didy it's Mandilakhe Biza

      Tshephangsithole - 2013-07-24 10:29

      Idiotic person you are. Your just a criminal just like the rest of your gang

      Nkululeko Madi - 2013-07-24 11:12

      Agree with you Mr Biza, this DA nyana yakhona think they are NPAs. They are so obssessed with the President I swear they forget to change their underwears #BloodyAgentsWannaBe

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-24 11:53

      Mandilakhe Biza Buzani. Yes, but where is he leading us to?.

  • Dumisani Scofield Nwayila - 2013-07-24 10:30

    Keep on Trying bt u wl never get thse Tapes ,Zuma is a real Muffia

  • Lums Zindela - 2013-07-24 10:39

    there are no spy tapes, these people have been fooling us. Ask malema he knows the truth.

  • Lubabalo Ntsunguzi - 2013-07-24 10:49

    What hope does the DA have on this? Yes, it would be good to hear another court compelling the NPA to release the tapes, but is it going to happen? I don't know. I would actually be happy if the President himself, as innocent as he claimed, could instruct the NPA to release the damn tapes, so that this matter could be laid to rest, but i don't see that happening either, and quite sadly, i have no hope

  • Simon Black Covich Shekeshe - 2013-07-24 11:08

    We don't need to take the egypt route - we have a chance to take out the rotten anc- zuma and his sugar daddys must be voted out, but if announces another marriage we must go the egypt route.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-24 11:38

    We all know the tapes will never be released because Zuma is way above the law, the country and its citizenry.

  • Edward Radingoana - 2013-07-24 11:54

    Why can't these damn NPA be charged with Contempt of Court or Defeating the ends of Justice. Shame they are afraid of the boss, can't blame them as job is too scarce.

  • Kyle Rabie - 2013-07-24 11:54

    Whatever happened to the rape case against him?? Amazing how simple these things just become unimportant

  • Mk Makamane - 2013-07-24 11:57

    I dnt c Zumalicious leading again.

  • kgadis2 - 2013-07-24 13:48

    If DA happens to get d so called spy tapes, I wil edge the ANC governmnet to probe all whites ppl who were part of APARTHEID regime from 1990 _ 1993, will see whc government ws corrupt n under paying its own security forces, wht abt DR DEATH basson? Onli stooges who doesnt understand corrupt politics of whites in SA including DA in using majority of ths country whc is black ppl to hate n fight in other, divide n rule ths is xcatly wht DA wants to do in our democratically elected country...DA wont even probe d release of so called waterkloof 4 guys frm prison...only black mst go n rot in jail whereas minority of whites enjyn d rightfull economy of ths country, so im sorry to say ths to our fellow black pplwho r busy promoting DA in undermining our President Jacob Zuma...hands off our president n our ANC...viva comrade Zuma VIVA!!!!!!!

  • Sello Papo - 2013-07-26 19:56

    If zuma is innocent hand over those we want to knw, ANC is bringin bills tht wil make zuma to walk away with charges. We hv R2K

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