Zille to be handed Zuma spy tapes

Pretoria - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille arrived at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday to an excited crowd of DA supporters present for the handover of the controversial "spy tapes".

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Zille was surrounded by the singing supporters and escorted to a truck with speakers outside the court.

She was helped on to the truck where she addressed the crowd and sang the national anthem.

Zille then went into the court.

Zuma charges

Conversations on the recordings were cited as a reason to drop fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, shortly before he was sworn in as president in 2009.

Last week the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that within five days the National Prosecuting Authority 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 tapes 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 could not continue.

Bryan McCloy 2014/09/04 12:43:36 PM
How many did they not give you
Werner Nel 2014/09/04 12:44:41 PM
She is going to listen to Bok van Blerk tunes!
Marcel De Graaf 2014/09/04 12:45:46 PM
Nothing will come of this. Bet you they have already been edited.
Godfrey Matshira 2014/09/04 12:46:02 PM
edited..that one I can guarantee you..
William Steven Pearson 2014/09/04 12:46:54 PM
Go Zille!!!!!!!!!!
Chabaneza Chabaneza 2014/09/04 12:47:23 PM
Pastor Jacob Zuma...We are behind you forever and ever.... 800 dislike please
Nobantu Mbude 2014/09/04 12:50:20 PM
Really now News 24, your headline is incorrect. I am no fan of DA but for this one, I say, "Forward with democracy"
Rui Obed Muchenga 2014/09/04 12:52:02 PM
Did they also found russians traces in them?
Marc Celliers 2014/09/04 12:53:51 PM
Zuma will probably step down if and only if the next President guarantees him a pardon
Johan Nel 2014/09/04 12:54:06 PM
Sit back, grab popcorn