Pikoli: ‘Spy tapes’ might not exist

The former NPA boss says he’s not sure the tapes exist, but should be made public if they do.

FILE: Former NPA head Vusi Pikoli pictured in Midrand on16 November 2010. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Vusi Pikoli says he has no reason to believe the so-called Zuma spy tapes even exist.

Pikoli says that if they do exist, the recordings should be heard in court as they may even help President Jacob Zuma.

Pikoli says while he's always been curious, he's never interrogated anyone apparently featured in the recordings because he's now not part of the NPA but "just another citizen."

At the same time, however, Pikoli says he believes the president's conduct hasn't always been good for the ANC's image.

He says he doesn't understand how the ruling party has never sanctioned him for admitting during his rape trial to having had unprotected sex.

"The movement should have charged Mr Zuma for bringing the organisation into disrepute," he says.