The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it's not hopeful that it will receive a reduced version of the so-called Zuma spy-tapes used by the National Prosecuting Authority NPA to drop charges of corruption and fraud against President Jacob Zuma in 2009.
Today is D-Day for the President to either hand over an abbreviated record of the recordings or explain in an affidavit why this cannot be done. This follows an order issued by the Supreme Court of Appeal in March that the NPA must hand over edited tapes to the DA.
The NPA said last week that the tapes were with Zuma's lawyer, Michael Hulley.
DA Federal Chairperson James Selfe says: “We would look at the information that we have received. Then either if the information is sufficient for us to proceed on the review or its not. If it is not sufficient then we would proceed with our application to compel the NPA and the president to provide us with the information that the Supreme Court of Appeal asked or ordered them to provide for us in February.”
The party is waiting to hear from its lawyers by the end of the day to decide how to proceed, added Selfe.
Attempts to get comment from Hulley are continuing.