Judgment reserved on 'spy tapes'
Lawyers representing each of the sides in the battle over the Jacob Zuma “spy tapes” have been asked to prepare draft orders setting out what they would have the court rule, after the judge reserved judgment yesterday. Kemp J Kemp, for Zuma, argued the NPA had been made aware of the tapes in his client’s confidential submissions motivating for the charges to be dropped, making them confidential too. The NPA argued it could not produce the “record of decision” before finding out whether the Zuma team objected, but was otherwise neutral in the matter.
This was cited as evidence that the charges were politically motivated. The DA brought its application in the Pretoria High Court after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled last year that Mpshe’s decision could be reviewed by the courts.
DA federal executive chairman James Selfe said after the proceedings on Wednesday that should Judge Rami Mathopo rule in the party’s favour, it would move on to its main application – to have Mpshe’s decision reviewed on the grounds that it was irrational and therefore “manifestly unlawful”.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily News