Zuma's 'spy tapes' filed at SCA

Bloemfontein - Papers have been filed at the Supreme Court of Appeal by Friday's deadline, as agreed upon in the appeal hearing on the so-called spy tapes litigation.

A SCA court official confirmed that papers were sent to the court by Friday afternoon's deadline in the matter between President Jacob Zuma and the Democratic Alliance.

It is not known what the documents contained.

A full bench of the SCA on 15 August gave Zuma and the DA another chance to resolve their differences with regard to documents in the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) possession, involving the so-called spy tapes.

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 with the registrar of the High Court on which the   NPA had based its decision.


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.

During a SCA appeal hearing last week, 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.

The legal counsels had until Friday to have an agreement delivered to the SCA.

If the parties could not come to an agreement on a third party, the High Court's decision would stand.

Judgment was reserved.

Godfrey Welman 2014/08/22 10:44:12 PM
Hand over the tapes...very simple.
Made-In SA 2014/08/22 10:46:48 PM
Thank you very much DA.After 5 years of perseverance you did it.Not just for the DA,but in the interest of an open society,rule of law and constitutionality.For every one. Finally a lot of dirty secrets will come out.A web of spying and colluding to keep one man out of court.You know who.
Godfrey Lekhuleni 2014/08/22 10:48:50 PM
There are no tapes. It's a fabrication.
On The Edge 2014/08/22 10:52:09 PM
@Made-In SA, am I missing something? Where does it say that they are gettingbthe tapes?
On The Edge 2014/08/22 10:54:07 PM
Spot on Godfrey...
Waine Smith 2014/08/22 11:01:08 PM
Waine Smith 2014/08/22 11:05:00 PM
Why not just bring out the tapes and all the other bells and whistles to try to arrive at the truth.
On The Edge 2014/08/22 11:10:58 PM
Yeah, but not mentioned or in any way confirmed in this article, right? Until they come to light, I remain certain that no such tape/s exist...
Made-In SA 2014/08/22 11:22:55 PM
In a recent edition of the investigating newspaper on Fridays,i read an interesting article of exactly what the spytapes were. They were the result of a full blown SAPS Crime Intelligence operation,dating back to 2003,called Operation Destroy Lucifer,targeting around 45 people in the NPA and Scorpions like Leonard McCarthy and Gerrie Nel. Another interesting fact is that a former commander of Crime Intelligence,Mulangi Mphegho,at one point in the endless prosecutoral wars stated under oath that these phone intercepts reveal that the NDPP who decided not to charge Number One,Mokotedi Mpshe, had an affair with a prosecutor in Kimberley and that he alledgedly approved fraudulent travel claims by her in order to pursue the relationship with him.Nice blackmailing material don't you think? Mpshe is still an acting judge in the Land Claims court 4 years after he left the post of NDPP and has never appeared before the Judicial Services Commission,where difficult questions can be asked. In that article it is also clearly stated that Mpegho in 2007 approved an application to conduct phone and electronic intercepts of 6 targets on the basis that they are drug suspects.One of that suspects was Leonard McCarthy. A certain Richard Mdluli also approached a certain Prince Mokotedi,head of the NPA "Integrity" Management Unit in September 2007,to ask for help in his investigation of Gerrie Nel,Mokotedi referred him to a certain Nomgcobo Jiba
Amanda Nkosana 2014/08/23 01:15:45 AM
Bring the tapes forward easy...