Newsflash: SCA rules against Zuma and NPA in spy tapes appeal

24 via Getty Images NPA boss advocate Shaun Abrahams

24 via Getty Images NPA boss advocate Shaun Abrahams

The High Court in Pretoria ruled earlier this year that the 2009 decision to withdraw charges was irrational and set it aside which had the automatic effect of the charges being reinstated against the president.

The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of the Gauteng High Court that the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to drop the corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma was irrational.

In April 2009, then acting national director of public prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe dropped the corruption charges based on what became known as the spy tapes, which allegedly showed political interference in the decision.

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However, in a supplementary affidavit Mpshe said he had been "untruthful".

But he wanted the opportunity to make fresh representations before the NPA made a decision to recharge him.

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He said it was hard to understand why the present regime at the NPA believed the decision could be defended.

Advocate Kemp J Kemp, SC, for Zuma, told the full bench of justices that he believed that the NPA had erred in their decision.

"That is then correct, yes", Kemp replied at the time.

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They revealed that McCarthy had consulted extensively with Ngcuka, a passionate Mbeki supporter, about when to indict Zuma - with a view, said Zuma, to bettering Mbeki's chances of winning the ANC elective conference in Polokwane.

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