Zuma fears DA could use spy tapes info against him

Bloemfontein - President Jacob Zuma wants to keep his communications with the NPA in the so-called spy tapes case secret because the DA could use it against him, his lawyers argue.

In papers filed at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), Zuma argues his vigilance in the matter is because the Democratic Alliance is the entity seeking disclosure.

Zuma is appealing against a North Gauteng High Court decision ordering acting National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Nomgcobo Jiba to hand over a copy of certain tapes. 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.


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.

SunshinyDay 2014-07-31 02:39:31 PM
Yeah, you only have this kind of fear and paranoia when you've done something wrong... if he was so confident that he's innocent he wouldn't be worrying....
Anthony Gold 2014-07-31 02:42:10 PM
What do you have to hide zoomah
Anne Thrax 2014-07-31 02:42:43 PM
Skelm moer...
Hemlock 2014-07-31 02:45:38 PM
We can only hope and pray that they do !!!!! We may finally be rid of you then.
Daniel Mavhungu 2014-07-31 02:47:57 PM
Let the spy tapes be used against whoever is on the wrong side of the law.
Motopi Motalane 2014-07-31 02:49:27 PM
Spy tapes , my foet.
konfab 2014-07-31 02:49:46 PM
So he has something to hide...
Steven Swart 2014-07-31 02:49:52 PM
WHY does he want to keep the tapes a secret? Truly then he has something to hide?
Lunga Mntyuza 2014-07-31 02:51:26 PM
I wonder what is he hiding if de is nothing 2 hide let them get those tapes so u cn be free, ths dark cloud over u won't go anywhere if he keep hiding info the question stl remain why dd NPA drop de charges de public stl need 2 knw if u were guilt or nt s ?
Sue Tyler 2014-07-31 02:52:13 PM
Haha that's let the cat out the bag!