NPA ordered to hand over Zuma spy tapes

The SCA has ruled that the NPA must handover the Zuma spy tapes to the DA.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has now handed down its order, saying that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) must handover the Zuma spy tapes to the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The order has been confirmed after President Jacob Zuma's lawyer said in court 10 days ago that he had no argument to make as to why the recordings could not be handed over.

DA leader Helen Zille says under the terms of this order, the NPA now has five working days to handover the recordings to the party.

In 2009, then NPA head advocate Mokotedi Mpshe said the tapes proved there was a political conspiracy against Zuma and thus he was withdrawing corruption charges against him.

The DA says it needs these tapes as part of its court application to overturn that decision.

Meanwhile, the SCA also ruled that the NPA has to handover all documents it used in that decision to retired Judge Noel Hurt, so that he can decide which of those papers can be given to the DA.