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NPA boss to reveal whether 'spy tapes' ruling will be appealed

NPA head Shaun Abrahams will reveal whether the spy tapes ruling will be appealed, in 2 weeks’ time.

FILE: National Director of Public Prosecutions of the National Prosecuting Authority, advocate Shaun Abrahams. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams will reveal whether the spy tapes ruling will be appealed, in two weeks' time.

The High Court in Pretoria set aside the decision by former NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe to withdraw corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma back in 2009.

It found that Mpshe breached a cardinal legal rule by not continuing with the prosecution.

The charges stem from the 1999 arms deal and include fraud, corruption and racketeering.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has released a statement urging the NPA to stop dragging its feet and make a decision to either appeal or not, saying that today it will be 14 days since the ruling.

However, the NPA's Luvoyo Mfaku says they still have time because their deadline is only on 23 May.

" We have 15 days. It is 15 court days, weekends and public holidays are excluded. Therefore, because the judgement was delivered on the 29th, that's counting from the 3rd."

There will be a press conference to announce the decision, with Abrahams expected to explain.

WATCH: Zuma set to have his day in court.

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