NIA distances itself from Zuma 'spy tapes'

The NIA said it is not in a position to comment on the conflict regarding the Zuma ‘spy tapes’.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) on Friday told Eyewitness News it will not get involved in the dispute between President Jacob Zuma's lawyers and the Democratic Alliance (DA) on the so-called 'spy tapes' saga.

The president's attorneys still refuses to hand over the secret recordings, which were used by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 2009, to drop corruption charges against Zuma.

His lawyer Michael Hulley disputed a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling handed down in March, which ordered he must hand over the tapes.

Hulley maintains the recordings are confidential.

NIA spokesperson Brian Dube said they are not going to interfere in the conflict.

"The matter is between the NPA and the parties involved. It is not best for us to get involved in this matter at this stage."

Dube said this means the NIA will not say whether it would object to the tapes being made public.