‘They used spies against me,’ claims Zuma as he lays criminal charges against state prosecutor

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Former president Jacob Zuma at the Loop Street Police Station in Pietermaritzburg where he laid criminal charges against senior state prosecutor, Billy Downer.
Former president Jacob Zuma at the Loop Street Police Station in Pietermaritzburg where he laid criminal charges against senior state prosecutor, Billy Downer.
Moeketsi Mamane

Former president Jacob Zuma, has accused the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of using foreign spies and other third parties to strengthen its case against him.

These are some of the allegations detailed in an affidavit Zuma made at Loop Street Police Station on Thursday where he laid criminal charges against senior state prosecutor, Advocate Billy Downer. Zuma is accusing Downer, who is a lead prosecutor in the former president’s arms deal corruption case, of leaking his personal information to third parties.

“I have no doubt that beyond the criminal conduct involving the leaking of confidential information to persons outside the NPA, the scope of the criminal conduct is far wider and in the course of a diligent investigation, the SAPS will discover clear evidence showing the violation of Section 41 (of the NPA Act) by the prosecutors, investigators and other persons who are directly involved in my cases,” Zuma said.

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