SABC News - Spy tapes judgment due Friday:Thursday 12 October 2017

Spy tapes judgment due Friday

Thursday 12 October 2017 07:24

Ishmael Modiba

President Jacob Zuma and the NPA appealed a high court ruling that it was irrational to drop hundreds of corruption charges against him.(SABC)

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein is set to deliver judgment in the so-called spy tapes saga on Friday.

President Jacob Zuma and the NPA appealed a high court ruling that it was irrational to drop hundreds of corruption charges against him.

However, Zuma's legal counsel Kemp J Kemp conceded that former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mokotedi Mpshe had acted irrationally when he dropped the charges in 2009.

The DA had asked the courts to review the decision after it got access to the evidence in the so-called "spy tapes".

Mpshe had dropped the charges after listening to recordings between his predecessor Bulelani Ngcuka and former Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy discussing whether the indictment against Zuma should be served before the 2007 ANC elective conference in Polokwane.

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria dismissed Mphshe's contention, saying his decision was irrational.

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