Arbitrator to review Zuma spy tapes

Legal teams for the DA, Jacob Zuma and the NPA have agreed Judge Noel Hurt will review spy tape records.

The DA says it's now in the hands of the Supreme Court of Appeal as to when it will receive the so-called Zuma spy tapes. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Legal teams representing the Democratic Alliance (DA), President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have agreed on an arbitrator to review the full-set of the so-called spy tape records.

Retired Judge Noel Hurt will act as the arbitrator.

The Supreme Court of Appeal gave the various parties until 4pm on Friday afternoon to decide who will act as a neutral party and decide which documents will be handed over.

The court will then issue an order that is expected to see the Zuma spy tapes being handed over to the opposition party.

The DA's James Selfe says, "We are in the hands of the Supreme Court of Appeal as to when it makes that an order of court and that may take a couple of weeks."

The recordings were used by the NPA to justify its decision to withdraw corruption charges against the president.