Former spy boss drops spy tapes bombshell

Johannesburg - Former spy boss Mulangi Mphego has dropped a bombshell and possibly opened the door for the DA to have charges of corruption reinstated against President Jacob Zuma after claiming the infamous spy tapes could not be attributed to Crime Intelligence.

According to the Sunday Independent, Mphego said the spy tapes that Mokotedi Mpshe used as reasons to drop the charges against Zuma "could not be attributed to Crime Intelligence. Remember I was head of Crime Intelligence at the time".

Mpshe was acting national director of public prosecutions at the time and dropped the charges against Zuma after recordings apparently suggested there was political interference in the case.

Mphego has meanwhile challenged Mpshe to produce the tapes, saying the tapes he listened to at the time are not the tapes Mpshe is referring to.

Mphego was forced to resign after being accused of interfering with state witnesses in the corruption case against former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi.

This comes only days away from Zuma's supreme court appeal following a high court decision ordering acting National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Nomgcobo Jiba to hand over a copy of certain tapes.

The DA has been fighting a five-year battle to obtain the secret recordings. The matter will be heard in the SCA on 15 August.

The tapes, transcripts, and other documents, relate to a decision the NPA took in 2009 to drop corruption charges against Zuma.

Confidential

In papers filed as part of the appeal, Zuma maintains his representations to the NPA were made on a confidential basis.

Zuma contends that as president, political leader, and member of the African National Congress, he would be the DA's natural target.

He argues that denigrating him or using certain information to his detriment would advance the DA's political cause.

The DA in response would ask the SCA to decide whether the high court order forcing Jiba to give a copy of the tapes to the court registrar was appealable.

The high court held, in granting leave to appeal its order, that the parties had different interpretations of the order. The matter required the SCA to decide on the final interpretations, the court said.

Coenraad Vaneeden 2014-08-03 01:09:43 PM
Lekker man
TaxStrike 2014-08-03 01:11:23 PM
Oh Ja-Kop how disappointed your mother must be.
Rob 2014-08-03 01:12:59 PM
AT LAST THIS MUPPET CAN STAND IN COURT AND MAYBE HIS CORRUPT FAMILY EMPIRE WILL ALSO COME TUMBLING DOWN. GO AFTER THE GUPTA'S NOW AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER SHADY DEALS.
Gary Kerwin 2014-08-03 01:17:11 PM
Sorry to disappoint you but do you seriously think the Anc would allow it to happen. This is Africa
Gift Gift 2014-08-03 01:19:38 PM
Why you didn't talk then while you were head of crime intelligence?
Chabaneza Chabaneza 2014-08-03 01:21:13 PM
My president, you are being targeted.
David Mn'wanati Maluleke 2014-08-03 01:25:59 PM
''Your sin will find you n it will kill you''. ''U can run but you can't hide''
Finya Ngendololwane 2014-08-03 01:27:06 PM
Don't count on a disgruntled person. This could be a false alarm
Isaiah Ramonyathi 2014-08-03 01:27:59 PM
Zuma is a lucky man but one day he will have to face all this scandals.Mpshe must come clean now.Lies is just for temporal and truth is permanent.
Akhenaten 2014-08-03 01:34:22 PM
Please can we now get behind the truth and destroy all dishonest, self-serving thieves in government.