Zille heads to Pretoria for spy tapes handover

The Supreme Court of Appeal last week ruled the NPA must hand over the recordings to the DA.

Democratic Alliance members chant outside the High Court in Pretoria as they wait for the so-called Zuma spy tapes to be handed to the party on 4 September, 2014. Picture: Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Dozens of Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters have gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, waiting for party leader Helen Zille and the expected handover of the so-called Zuma spy-tapes.

Chants of "give us the tapes" fill Madiba Street in front of the court where the legal battle to have the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma reviewed started in 2009.

DA supporters in their blue shirts have been joined by their Economic Freedom Fighters counterparts who are wearing their signature red berets.

Last week the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled the National Prosecuting Authority(NPA) must hand over the recordings to the DA, so it can use them as part of its legal bid to reinstate corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

However, the DA wants the tapes to see if they do actually support that claim.

The DA's Marius Redelinghuys says they're still expecting the NPA to comply fully with the SCA's ruling.

"Our legal teams as well as senior party representatives have been in constant discussions with the NPA and other relevant parties, but the culmination of this will be around lunch time."

However, it could still be some time before the recordings are made public, as experts need to authenticate them and make sure they haven't been edited.