'Zuma's attorney is breaking the law'

Former ConCourt judge Johann Kriegler says President Jacob Zuma’s lawyer has to obey the law.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma's attorney Michael Hulley is breaking the law by not complying with a court order to give the Democratic Alliance (DA) copies of the so-called 'spy tapes', former Constitutional Court Judge Johann Kriegler said on Tuesday.

In 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) accepted the tapes as evidence and used it to withdraw over 700 charges, including fraud and money laundering claims, against Zuma.

The DA went to court to ask for the order to be obeyed so that it could continue with its application for a judicial review of the decision to drop the charges.

Kriegler said people have to obey judges.

"The rule of law says a court order has to be obeyed. If a court is wrong, then take it up on appeal. But if a court says do this, then you damn well do it because that is the rule of law."