NPA consults senior counsel over ConCourt spy tape decision

The Constitutional Court decided not to hear NPA’s appeal in the so-called spy tapes matter.

FILE: National Prosecuting Authority offices in Pretoria. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is consulting with senior counsel following the decision of the Constitutional Court not to hear its appeal in the so-called spy tapes matter.

The spy tapes case relates to the 2009 decision to withdraw fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, after intercepted phone calls appeared to show a conspiracy against him.

The High Court in Pretoria ruled in February that the decision to withdraw the charges was irrational, and set it aside.

While the NPA approached the Constitutional Court, Zuma petitioned the Supreme Court.

The NPA's Luvuyo Mfaku says, "It's clear that the Constitutional Court was mindful of the pending petition to the Supreme Court of Appeal by the President of the Republic. The NPA is consulting with senior counsel in order to determine the way forward as far as the matter is concerned."