Zuma spy tapes confidential - lawyer

2013-07-24 22:12
Jacob Zuma (Picture: GCIS)

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Pretoria - The so-called Zuma spy tapes are part of confidential information disclosed by President Jacob Zuma to the NPA, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday.

Kemp J Kemp, for Zuma, said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was first alerted by Zuma, on a confidential basis, about the tapes containing recorded telephone conversations.

He said that, hypothetically speaking, a photograph of two people who were not supposed to be seen together could be given to the NPA in a similar confidential manner.

He then asked whether, if the NPA then made its own enquiries and discovered the photograph was authentic, it could say: "You provided me with this evidential material and I verified it on my own, so it's no longer under the confidentiality clause?"

Kemp said the Supreme Court of Appeal order had not included confidential material given to the NPA.

It knew how it had obtained the material, and had told the DA, the court, and Zuma's legal team.

"It is self-evident that telephone conversations were part of the representations," he said.

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