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Spy tapes: DA gearing up to get Zuma prosecuted for corruption

The party says it’s gone through all documents provided by the NPA with a fine-toothed comb.

DA leader Helen Zille stands outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria with the so-called Zuma spy tapes on 4 September 2014. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it now has all the documents it needs from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), to prove that a decision not to prosecute President Jacob Zuma for corruption was wrong.

The party has now finished going through the entire record of the decision, which the NPA handed over after the DA won an order from the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) that the so-called Zuma-spy tapes must be handed over.

The NPA had claimed that the recordings were proof of a political conspiracy against the president.

The DA's James Selfe says they've now gone through the NPA's entire record of this decision with a fine-toothed comb.

"The 600 and odd pages of the record of decision that was handed over to us shows very clearly that the decision to drop charges against Jacob Zuma was completely irrational and predicated on political, not legal, grounds."

He says he's still confident of their case.

"We believe that we have more than enough ammunition to justify that before any court in South Africa."

But the man who made that final decision, former NPA acting head Mokotedi Mpshe, has said he still stands by the decision to withdraw the charges against Zuma.

Selfe is now waiting for the NPA to respond to the DA's affidavit.

The party lodged its papers in the case three weeks ago.

The case is only expected to be heard in March next year.