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DA to see NPA in court

The DA wants access to records of conversations between heads of the Scorpions and the NPA.

The DA’s James Selfe said the party will be taking the NPA to court .

JOHANNESBURG - The court battle between the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) over the tapes that led to President Jacob Zuma's corruption acquittal will finally be heard in the North Gauteng High Court in April.

The DA wants access to the records of conversation between the now disbanded Scorpions head Leonard McCarthy and former NPA head Bulelani Ngcuka on the matter.

The DA's James Selfe said the party will be taking the NPA to court on April 30 as the prosecutions authority ignored a court order.

"The other element of our court challenge will be to ask the court to find that the prosecuting authority is in contempt of court."

He said from 2012 when the Supreme Court of Appeals granted their application, the NPA has been stalling.

"There have been all sorts of excuses and delays."

The NPA's Bulelwa Makeke said, they will not comment on the matter, saying their affidavit to the North Gauteng High Court explains why they cannot hand over the records.