The National Prosecuting Authority(NPA) says it has until 23 May to make a decision of its response regarding the North Gauteng High Court judgement that set aside the decision to withdraw corruption charges against President Zuma.
This follows after Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said he wrote to the NDPP, Shaun Abrahams that he has until 13 May, to decide whether or not to proceed with corruption charges against Zuma.
The NPA must decide if it appeals the judgement that found the decision not to prosecute the President was “irrational”.
Former acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mokotedi Mpshe back in 2009 decided to drop corruption charges against the president.
In April Judge Aubrey Ledwaba found that the decision taken by Mpshe was irrational and thus set aside. Ledwaba further ruled that the matter needed to be reviewed.
The DA brought the case of the so-called “spy tapes” to court to have the decision to drop 783 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering against Zuma reviewed.
The NPA further said it will publicly announce its decision when it has taken one.
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By Senzile Kubheka