NPA ponders JZ charges

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May 12, 2016
NPA ponders JZ charges

Mokotedi Mpshes ruling to withdraw charges against President Jacob Zuma was overturned. CREDIT: Sourced

The National Prosecuting Authority is yet to make a decision regarding the North Gauteng High Court judgement.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is yet to make a decision regarding the North Gauteng High Court judgement that set aside the decision by former acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe to withdraw corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma back in 2009.

“We are still studying the judgement… considering and reflecting on it. No decision has been made yet,” NPA spokesman Luvuyo Faku said yesterday.

On April 29, Judge Aubrey Ledwaba found that the decision taken by Mpshe to drop the corruption charges against Zuma in 2009 was irrational and set it aside.

Ledwaba ruled that the matter needed to be reviewed.

The case around the so-called “spy tapes” was brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) which asked the court to review the decision to drop 783 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering against Zuma.

The DA said the NPA had until Friday to make its decision, but Faku said the 14-day deadline did not include holidays and weekends, thus making it May 20.

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