DA moves to speed up 'Spy Tapes' case
Publish date: 13 February 2017
Issue Number: 714
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa
The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is trying to speed up an application by President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority to appeal an order that might lead to corruption charges being reinstated against him, notes a News24 report. James Selfe, chair of the DA’s Federal Council, said the Supreme Court of Appeal asked the NPA and Zuma for oral evidence as to why they should be allowed to appeal that judgment on the ongoing ‘Spy Tapes’ saga. However, because the NPA and Zuma made separate applications, the DA wants to consolidate the case for presentation to the SCA to avoid long delays. This follows a full Bench judgment of the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) last April, and the same Bench's refusal last June to grant leave to appeal to the NPA and Zuma that the decision to drop the charges be reviewed.