NPA says it complied with spy tapes order

Pretoria - The NPA has complied with the Supreme Court of Appeal's order to hand over the so-called Zuma spy tapes, spokesperson Nathi Mncube said on Thursday.

"We have complied and we did come and lodge the documents," he told reporters outside the North Gauteng High Court.

Mncube said the National Prosecuting Authority handed over a copy of the recordings and transcripts of the recordings.

A copy would be given to the DA's legal representatives and the originals would stay at the high court.


Internal memoranda and representations made by President Jacob Zuma at the time the corruption charges against him were dropped would not be handed to the DA, but be given to Judge Noel Hurt in Cape Town by end of business on Thursday.

This followed the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling last week that within five days the NPA had to comply with a previous order, in an application brought by the DA, to release the tapes.

President Jacob Zuma had opposed the move.

The recordings, internal memoranda, reports and minutes of meetings dealing with the contents of the recordings had to be provided.

The tapes, containing recorded phone conversations, allegedly reveal collusion between the former heads of the Directorate of Special Operations, the now defunct Scorpions, Leonard McCarthy, and the NPA's former head Bulelani Ngcuka, to manipulate the prosecutorial process before the ANC's Polokwane conference in 2007. Zuma was elected ANC president at the conference.

At the time, acting NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe said they showed there was a political conspiracy against Zuma and so the case against him could not continue.

DA leader Helen Zille was at the court for the handover. She said there was a delay in the handover because Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba was studying the SCA judgment to make sure the order was complied with.

Fiwals West 2014/09/04 02:53:39 PM
Bye Zuma :)
Bryan McCloy 2014/09/04 02:55:09 PM
Have you handed over all of them? how many went missing?
Michael Brown 2014/09/04 02:57:21 PM
Can ANC fight against ISIS and save all of us when ISIS comes to SA?
Mageba 2014/09/04 03:00:09 PM
So why is Helen still wearing that dry, sour look on her face?
proudlysa 2014/09/04 03:01:16 PM
Nail him..he has stolen enough from us. (Anaximander is next....)
Sipho S'khumbuzo Radebe 2014/09/04 03:01:25 PM
Its so funny how DA sees everything as a victory. Your obsession with Zuma won't help you.
Kyle McLaren 2014/09/04 03:03:06 PM
Zuma used R10 mil of our cash to fight this over 5+ years. I cannot wait to find out what's on them!!
Rob 2014/09/04 03:04:49 PM
Nothing will happen to JZ. The comment listed below from a previous story sums up how things will work going forward. JZ will come out of this and walk free that is how the system is manipulated. These are are career experts at what they do. Thuto Moloi (said this) - This is how its going to play out: they are going to find evidence that incriminates zuma, then zuma's ministers are going to retaliate, and then a new commission of inquiry or task team from parliament will be set, but this task team will be chosen by zuma, and they will take 12 months to report progress, and then the DA will consult public protector, and then the anc ministers retaliate again, by then we will be half way through the term.. time passes, we getting closer to the next national elections, DA uses the delay of the closure to spy tapes saga as a campaign strategy, ANC accuses DA of fowl play, and reminds people about apartheid, ANC wins the election....(to be continued)
Malungisa Kula 2014/09/04 03:05:04 PM
Hot like pelepele zumas
Daniel Mavhungu 2014/09/04 03:13:01 PM
What if the president resigns? Will you still take him to court?