SCA to rule on Zuma spy tapes

The SCA will decide whether to force the NPA to handover the Zuma spy tapes.

FILE. The Supreme Court of Appeal will today decide whether to force the NPA to hand over the Zuma spy tapes. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says its expects the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to hand down an order today that will force the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to give it the so called Zuma spy tapes.

Ten days ago President Jacob Zuma's advocate admitted in court he had no argument why the tapes should not be given to the party as part of its bid to overturn the decision to withdraw criminal charges against the president.

In 2009 the NPA said the recordings were proof of a political conspiracy against Zuma and thus justification for its decision to withdraw the corruption charges.

The DA's James Selfe says, "We expect an order to be handed down as well, which will order to NPA to hand over the spy tapes to us."