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Zuma to make new submission to Abrahams on Spy Tapes case

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by President Zuma and the NPA of the High Court ruling which set aside the 2009 decision to discontinue the prosecution.

President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. Picture: AFP.

PRETORIA - While the Presidency has confirmed President Jacob Zuma is once again a suspected criminal, it's revealed he’ll be pinning his hopes on prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams by making fresh representations on why he should not go to trial.

The Supreme Court dismissed Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) application to appeal the High Court ruling which set aside the 2009 decision to discontinue the prosecution.

The court accepted the parties’ concession that former NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe relied on an incorrect provision in the law, which meant they had no case.

The Presidency says the Supreme Court’s ruling means the only legitimate decision made by the NPA is the one to prosecute Zuma.

But it adds that this also means that the representations have also not been considered.

The Presidency says it expects Abrahams to consider submissions from the president and make a legitimate decision.

Zuma is expected to rely on recent revelations that the KPMG report used in Schabir Shaik’s trail is flawed.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance says it will be writing to Abrahams to establish when the NPA will serve a new indictment on the president.

READ: The SCA's judgment on Zuma's spy tapes appeal

Zuma Spy Tapes Judgment by Primedia Broadcasting on Scribd

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