Zille to attend court for Zuma spy tapes order

Johannesburg - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille will be at the Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday for the handing down of the "spy tapes" court order.

This followed an agreement between legal teams representing the DA, NPA and President Jacob Zuma to release the tapes to the DA and to appoint retired Judge Noel Hurt to review and release the records of the NPA’s decision to drop over 700 counts of corruption against Zuma.

The Supreme Court of Appeal would confirm on Thursday, whether this agreement would now be made an order of the court.

On 15 August, a full bench of the SCA gave Zuma and the DA a chance to resolve their differences with regard to documents in the National Prosecuting Authority's possession involving the tapes.

At the time, the two sides agreed in principle to a third party, a senior legal mind, to be asked to judge what information formed part of the confidential representations of Zuma to the NPA.

In April 2009, then acting NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe withdrew fraud and corruption charges against Zuma.

In March last year, the SCA ordered the NPA to lodge a record, of the documents on which the NPA based their decision, with the registrar of the high court.

The NPA refused to do so on the basis that it contained confidential representations by Zuma.

The High Court in Pretoria then ordered the NPA to adhere to the original order by the SCA for a reduced record of the documents that the DA was looking for. They included the so-called spy tapes.

Zuma appealed against this decision.

Izack Madisa 2014-08-28 06:08:22 AM
juju must also be there to put pressure.
Eric Torr 2014-08-28 06:14:00 AM
Exactly what is Zuma hiding or trying to hide? Should our politicians not be transparent in all their dealings? I smell a rat!
Andrew Terr 2014-08-28 06:14:12 AM
zille must pick the tapes straight away and get BUSYYYY.
Oppie Koppie 2014-08-28 06:15:10 AM
Very tough times for the president. I would think there has to be at least 1 rafter stong enough to carry his weight in nkandla. How wonderful if this swine hangs himself in nkandla sun city. Mmmmm.........wishful thinking.
Arthur Salvado 2014-08-28 06:30:25 AM
Hard for zuma to see the end of his term. Then WHAT ?
mantlekilo 2014-08-28 06:46:30 AM
'druk' the purloiner Helen, 'druk' him till he bursts.
Dirk Engelbrecht 2014-08-28 06:51:12 AM
"Zuma appealed against this decision..." Because you are again trying to hide something that you are guilty of...
Sgananda Shukulase KaZokufa 2014-08-28 06:54:06 AM
what was the scores on soccer last nite?
Johan Nothnagel 2014-08-28 06:56:43 AM
My Tannie moet hom druk soos n puisie vandag !!!!! Hy is ons land se grootste dief !!!!!
Oscar Branson 2014-08-28 08:02:59 AM
he is going to walk, total disgrace he is to our SA society.